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Dayton settles race discrimination suit with DOJ

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The city of Dayton and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have agreed to settle a race discrimination suit over the city’s hiring practices at its police and fire departments.

The city raised its qualifications for firefighter positions and instituted a written test for police officers. The suit alleged the two moves had a disparate impact on African-American applicants.

The Justice Department suit noted that less than 10% of the two departments’ employees are black, even though 37% of Dayton residents are black.

Under the agreement, the city will develop new hiring procedures and pay rejected black applicants a total of $450,000.

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