Doj Consent Decree

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) consent decree is a legal order or document that ends a lawsuit. In many cases with an agreement or reform and could cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars without even knowing. Fourteen police departments across the United States, big or small are working under reform agreements with the DOJ. All of these police departments are overseen and monitored by a federal judge or a third party. These reforms are in place by a set deadline or indefinitely. Only a handful of police departments has settled or have met the reform. I will be focusing on two police departments, the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) who could have avoided the suite and the Baltimore Police Department; which (BPD) after two delays by the DOJ the federal judge approved its consent decree in 2017. …show more content…
Alleging a pattern or a practice of employment decimation against women, when it came to entry physical abilities test. Violating title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This suit was claimed between 2005 and 2011 the physical ability entry test had an effect of excluding qualified women when it came to becoming an entry level police officer and failed to screen candidates for job related skills. In May 15, 2013 The DOJ and the CCPD entered a settlement of 700,000 dollars. The CCPD and the DOJ changed its physical abilities test ending the reform. Something as simple as a physical test can hurt the image of a department. Leadership within the CCPD could have simply looked around other police academies and compare their physical ability test or look at statistics on women failing the physical abilities test within