Judge allows lawsuit against Greensboro police

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — A federal judge is allowing two lawsuits by more than three dozen black officers to continue against the Greensboro Police Department.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported Thursday that Judge Thomas Schroeder dismissed charges of civil conspiracy and retaliation in the lawsuits, but left intact an overall charge of discrimination.

The black police officers say they were not treated equally and their supervisors created a hostile working environment.

The officers say former Police Chief David Wray and his deputy used a special unit in the department to target black officers for investigation. Wray left the department in 2006.

Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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