Black Cop Told to Style Hair Like White Officer’s
HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her hair like a white officer’s.
The lawsuit filed by Hillside Sgt. Qiana Brown, who is black, claims she has improperly been denied a promotion to lieutenant. Brown says she earned the second-highest score on the department’s promotion test, but four white men have, so far, been promoted ahead of her.