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Illinois Police Officer Files Reverse Race Discrimination against Village of University Park
Chicago – October 2nd, 2015 – A long-time police officer has filed a lawsuit against the Village of University Park, alleging he was repeatedly denied promotion opportunities to Chief of Police in place of less qualified African-American officers (filing attached).
Represented by Eugene K. Hollander of The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander, the plaintiff, Daniel Murphy, who is age 47 and resides in Beecher, Illinois, claims he was unfairly discriminated against for being Caucasian. Murphy began his employment as a police officer with University Park in January 1992 after being honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.
One discrimination occasion includes when Murphy applied for the position of Chief of Police in the fall of 2011. Of the three officers who applied from within University Park Police Department, Murphy was the only Caucasian applicant and the only applicant who did not receive an interview for the position.
The position of Chief of Police was then given to Melvin Davis, a less senior, less experienced and less qualified African-American male. The Mayor of University Park, Vivian Covington, unilaterally appointed Davis to the position of Chief, despite the fact that the committee conducting the hiring process had not named him as a finalist.
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