A settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Lubbock Police Department means rejected women and Hispanic job applicants may be eligible for certain awards.

Lubbock settled the lawsuit, which was filed last summer, out-of-court. The City of Lubbock maintains that the allegations are false.

The Lubbock Police Department posted information about the settlement on its Facebook page once on August 26 and again Thursday morning (September 15).

The DOJ suit claimed that the Lubbock Police Department had engaged in "discrimination against Hispanics on the basis of their national origin and against women on the basis of their sex with respect to probationary police officer hiring" and was in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

According to the settlement between the Lubbock Police Department and the DOJ, the following applicants who were allegedly discriminated against in a set time period may be eligible for monetary relief and/or a position with the department:

  • Applicants who identified as Hispanic when applying to be a probationary police officer with the Lubbock Police Department and who did not pass the written examination administered by the Lubbock Police Department between January 16, 2010, and June 6, 2015; and
  • Applicants who identified as female when applying to be a probationary police officer with the Lubbock Police Department and who did not pass the physical fitness test administered by the Lubbock Police Department between January 16, 2010, and June 6, 2015.

More information about the settlement is available online at this FAQ page. Those seeking to contact the legal group in charge of the claims can do so here:

Lubbock Police Department Settlement
c/o GCG
P.O. Box 9349
Dublin, OH 43017-4249
info@LubbockPDSettlement.com
1-888-337-3459