Judge rejects discrimination lawsuit by Cleveland officers

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Posted: Dec 09, 2015 7:29 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Cleveland police officers involved in a 2012 shooting that left two unarmed people dead after a high-speed chase.

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/1OhjK8l ) U.S. District Judge James Gwin ruling Tuesday says the nine officers produced no evidence to support their claims. A message seeking comment was left for the officers' attorney Wednesday.

Eight white officers and one Hispanic officer claimed in their lawsuit against the city and police officials that the department has a history of treating nonblack officers who shoot blacks more harshly than black officers who shoot blacks. The lawsuit alleged the department violated protocol by ordering the officers back to restricted duty after allowing their return to the streets

Dozens of officers were involved in the 2012 shooting.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com