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DOJ lawsuit: Physical test for police officers discriminates against women
Washington Examiner ^ | 7/3/12 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 07/03/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT by Nachum

The Corpus Christi, Tex. Police Department has found itself on the business end of a civil rights lawsuit after the Justice Department concluded that a physical ability test used when considering job applications discriminates against women. As a condition for employment, new applicants must pass a physical ability test (PAT) involving: pullups, a 300-meter run, a 1.5 mile run, and sit-ups. Only 19 percent of female applicants passed this test between 2005 and 2009, compared to 63 percent of men, the DOJ complaint records. The Justice Department says that the test discriminates

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doj; fitness; lawsuit; physical; physicalfitness; test
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I’m a 50 year old male in the Army.
My APFT standards are
Push-ups 25 in 2 min.
Sit-ups 30 in 2 min.
2 mile run 19min 30sec

I have a 22 year old female in my section we are both Medics
APTF standards for women 22-26 years old
Push-ups 17 in 2 min
Sit-ups 50 in 2 min
2 mile run 19min 36 sec

I think we have a 10 min break between events.


81 posted on 07/03/2012 10:29:00 PM PDT by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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To: Nachum

This is one the many reasons I tell young people to stay the hell away from police work. They have NO clue what they are getting into.

I didn’t, and I had two family members that were cops. They warned me, and it wasn’t even as bad then as it is now.


82 posted on 07/04/2012 6:54:53 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Blue Ink
The military doesn’t make every officer experience being a private.

No, but they should.

It might cut down on the percentage of dickhead officers.

83 posted on 07/05/2012 6:17:09 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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