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Lawyers’ Committee Sues Boston Police Department To Obtain Records On Racial Impact Of Employment Practices →

Employment, Racial Justice
In a lawsuit filed yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice sued the Boston Police Department (BPD), Commissioner William Evans, and the City of Boston, seeking public records that are critical to ascertaining the racial impact of BPD’s employment practices. The lawsuit, brought in partnership with Birnbaum...

Black Cops Sue BPD Over Racially Discriminatory Hair Test →

Employment, Police Accountability, Racial Justice
Diversity in police ranks is a key component of community representation and accountability.  Yet, the Boston Police Department (“BPD”) continues to use a drug testing modality that is scientifically unreliable and racially discriminatory.  The Banner featured LCCR's ongoing work on behalf of African American officers challenging BPD's policies.  In connection with this...

Coalition Says Hair Testing for Drugs Not Ready for Prime Time →

Police Accountability, Racial Justice
The coalition of 17 organizations, including the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, sent a letter to the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to follow established protocols for developing drug testing procedures and to exclude any provisions for hair specimen testing from any...