Secret Service to pay $24M in race bias case
Secret Service agrees to pay $24 mil. to settle discrimination lawsuit by African-American agents
(CNN) – The Secret Service will settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by dozens of African-American agents.
The Washington Post reports the agency has agreed to pay $24-million dollars to those agents, but without admitting any wrongdoing.
The lawsuit was filed more than 16-years ago.
It claimed the agency tolerated a racist culture and systematically skipped black agents for promotion.
According to the Washington Post, some of the agents say they were told not to complain or it could hurt their careers.
The service says its promotion policy has already been changed and it continues to be improved.