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Justice Served: Federal Agency Sides With Black Troopers

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found legitimacy in allegations the state Department of Public Safety has discriminated against Black troopers, according to The Clarion-Ledger. The EEOC issued a determination this week finding that the DPS has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The department "discriminated against Blacks as a class because of their race within respect to assignments, demotions, discharges, discipline, harassment, hiring, intimidation, hostile work environment, promotions, and the overall terms and conditions of their employment," per the determination. There are more than 607 state troopers in Mississippi of which 208 are Black.—BB

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