Second police major sues St. Louis department
ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the second time in a month, a St. Louis police major passed over for promotion is suing the police department, alleging bias in the process.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Maj. Rochelle Jones filed suit Tuesday. She had sought a promotion to lieutenant colonel, a promotion that instead went to another major, who is African-American.
Jones also is African-American. Her suit alleges gender bias. Earlier this month, Maj. Michael Caruso filed suit alleging he was a victim of racial discrimination. Caruso is white.
Both Jones and Caruso claim they are more qualified.
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