Capitol Police Face New Grievances From Black Officers

By | April 20, 2011

Roll Call

– Exactly 10 years and one week after more than 200 black Capitol Police officers first formally alleged rampant racial discrimination in the department, a new complaint charges that the same conduct prevails.

A grievance sent to the Office of Compliance on Tuesday and an accompanying D.C. Bar complaint filed Monday claim that a Capitol Police employment attorney misled the court to frustrate a long-standing race discrimination case and that he himself subjects African-American employees, particularly women, to a hostile workplace.

“Discrimination is still alive and well within the United States Capitol Police Department,” Lt. Frank Adams said at a U.S. Capitol Black Police Association news conference Tuesday in the Cannon House Office Building, where he and a dozen other current and former officers unveiled their complaints.

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