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Black narcotics cops sue city claiming discrimination, corruption

December 15, 2017

By Staff

Avi Steinhardt September 6, 2017 — Rochelle Bilal, Pres. of the Guardian Civic League, speaks in regard to display of the Confederate flag insignia at the Philadelphia Police narcotics unit by a white police corporal and racial discrimination by commanding officers, during a press conference at the Guardian Civic League, the Philadelphia branch of the National Black Police Association in North Philadelphia. (Avi Steinhardt/ For the Philadelphia Inquirer)

Four African American narcotics officers and the Guardian Civic League, which represents black police officers, have filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia, its police department and two narcotics supervisors claiming the officers are victims of workplace racial discrimination and retaliation for refusing to falsify drug-arrest paperwork.

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