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Lawsuit challenges fairness of police test

Officers passed over for supervisory roles

Police officers who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit include (from left) Pedro Lopez, Charles DeJesus, Abel Cano, and Kevin Sledge. Richard Brooks was not available. Police officers who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit include (from left) Pedro Lopez, Charles DeJesus, Abel Cano, and Kevin Sledge. Richard Brooks was not available. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By David Abel
Globe Staff / September 12, 2007

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Five police officers from Lawrence and Methuen filed a federal civil rights lawsuit yesterday against the two cities and the state, contending that the state promotional exam discriminates against members of minority groups and has prevented their advancement within the ranks. (Full article: 821 words)

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