Providence police officers suing department; say promotions are unfair

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Three minority police officers in Providence say that the department does not promote officers fairly — as a result they are suing to stop an upcoming exam.

According to court documents, Detectives Anthony Roberson and Kenneth Court, and Patrolman Fausto Garcia, are seeking a preliminary court injunction to stop the Feb. 28 sergeant promotional exam.

The officers allege that fewer minorities are promoted because of the examination practices.

They believe that the test would further inhibit advancement for minorities.

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