MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal jury found that
Milwaukee's former police chief discriminated against 17 white men by
promoting women and minorities ahead of them. The jury, which reached its
verdict Tuesday, will return next week to decide how much the plaintiffs
should get in damages.
The 17 are seeking more than $5 million and an immediate promotion to
captain if applicable. Two are now captains, and two others are retired.
"Total victory," proclaimed one of the plaintiffs, Lt. Steven
During the three-week trial, the plaintiffs claimed that former Police
Chief Arthur Jones, who is black, discriminated by repeatedly promoting
women and minorities to captain ahead of better-qualified white men.