Massachusetts Reaches $40M Settlement With Minority Police Officers Over Civil Service Suit

The state attorney general has reached a $40 million settlement with the hundreds of minority police officers the state has ruled the civil-service promotional exam discriminated against, drawing to a close a long-running case that has wide-ranging repercussions.

Assistant Attorney General Kate Isley of AG Andrea Campbell’s office and labor attorney Harold Lichten both signed the agreement on Friday, and a notice will begin to go out to the assorted officers who are part of the class-action suit next week.

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