Decades-Old Discrimination Lawsuit Wraps Up

BRIDGEPORT, CT (WCBS 880) – What’s believed to be the longest-running race discrimination case in the history of the United States has come to an end.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

The lawsuit filed 32 years ago by a small group of black police officers in Bridgeport has concluded, following a complete revision of policies in the police department.

Attorney Antonio Ponvert, who represented the minority officers, says, for years, the discrimination was pervasive.

“Unconscionable mistreatment of black officers and a hostile working environment that was really second to none” is how Ponvert described the situation to WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Ponvert says the suit was brought by courageous officers who, back in 1978, put themselves and their jobs on the line when it was a dangerous thing to do.

  • CSI

    What??? I have no words for what Chester just said. Totally not related to this story. Or anything else in that matter.

  • richard

    Chester What the hell are you talking about????? it was an injustice that took 32 years to fix my question is why the hell did it take them 32 years ! Stop being a bigot Chester what the help does the black panter have to do with these cops who put there lives on the line for everyone.

  • Chester

    The black panthers said on TV for the world to hear they want to kill all white babies as they turned whites away from voting, I assume this means blacks can do anything they want and white people will turn their head as their children are being . slaughtered. .

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