Court delay puts Boston police promotions on hold


BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of Boston police officers hoping to take promotion exams are putting their careers on hold while they await a ruling in a federal court case.

The department is holding off on promotions until a judge rules on the fairness of a promotion test.

Several minority officers sued the department alleging that the test discriminates against them.

The department has been waiting for a ruling on the case for two years. Twice a city attorney has written the federal judge asking him to rule, to no avail. Even Commissioner Ed Davis has urged a ruling.

A clerk for the judge says they cannot comment on pending cases.

A vice president of the Boston Police Superior Officers Federation tells The Boston Globe ( ) the wait is affecting morale.


Information from: The Boston Globe,