Second Police Major Sues Police Department

ST. LOUIS (AP) – For the second time in a month, a police major passed over for promotion is suing the St. Louis 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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