Skip to comments.City agrees to lower test scores for police exam
Posted on 03/10/2011 5:44:19 PM PST by Altura Ct.
DAYTON The citys Civil Service Board and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed on a lower passing score for the police recruit exam after it was rejected because not enough blacks passed the exam.
The city lowered both written exams a combined 15 points that resulted in 258 more people passing the exam, according to a statement released Thursday by Civil Service officials. The agreement allows the city to immediately resume its plans to hire police and firefighters.
The original passing scores determined by Civil Service required candidates to answer 57 of 86 (66 percent) questions correctly on one portion and 73 of 102 (72 percent) on the other. The lowered benchmark requires candidates to answer 50 of 86 (58 percent) questions correctly and 64 of 102 (63 percent) of questions on the other.
A total of 748 people passed the exam under the new benchmarks. It is unclear the demographics of those who passed.
The passing candidates will undergo preliminary background checks and, once that hurdle is cleared, will be subject to an oral interview. Those dates have not been determined.
The Justice Departments rejection of the passing scores last month delayed the citys firefighters exam that was slated for April 2. A makeup date has yet to be set for the exam.
The city said it wants to put new hires on the street in both police and fire departments by next year to replace dozens of retirees that have left public safety forces near all-time lows.
Sounds racist. Also stupid.
Makes perfect sense. You just want mules capable of executing simple tasks.
Actually thinking about the philosophical, historical, economic aspects of an command based edict only invites problems.
So now they can reject some better candidates in the name of meeting their quota.
Outrageous racial discrimination.
How is hiring dumber cops good?
Political Correctness is designed by cultural Marxists to destroy us from within.
Don’t allow it. Merit works, nothing else does. Skin color has nothing to do with ability to do the job. Standards should never be lowered. It will ruin the force.
The quality is reduced to make it a worthless outfit. Quotas are unconstitutional anyways.
It’s great if you’re a government who wants paramilitary thugs who blindly follow orders.
the U.S. Department of Justice is a Racist Enterprise.
A victory for...?
Why, not enough white men passing the exam?
I guess Detroit public sector union workers are happy they don’t have Scott Walker as governor.
Where I worked they had a huge deal to get more women and minorities promoted. I lost a couple promotions because of it. Told to my face. More important to promote women.
Saw the writing on the wall, gave them 4 weeks notice. My section boss was shocked saying he had such great plans for me. It was the first I ever heard about it.
Before affirmative action / quotas you may have needed 90% or more to get hired. It used to be “most qualified” then it became “qualified” and standards, as we can see, can be lowered until the right quotas are met. No wonder so many government agencies are filled with incompetents.
Which were the racist questions? Just take THOSE out.
holder and "his people"!
I imagine the results of these background checks will be deemed "racist" as well.