A white Springfield police officer failed to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that Springfield’s system for promoting officers discriminated against him.
The system uses a promotion list that is updated every two years, but the Springfield Civil Service Commission extended by one year the version of the list that had been due to expire on Oct. 5, 2003.
At least one commission member stated the list was extended in hopes of promoting a black officer who was third on the list. During the next year, the top three officers on the list, two white and one black, were promoted. Alan Jones, the fourth officer on the list, is white.
He filed the reverse discrimination suit alleging the extended list cost him a promotion. The court noted that regardless of whether the fourth officer on the list was white or black, he was not going to be hired when there were only three openings.
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