First Black Female Police Captain Files A Lawsuit Against NHPD

Capitan Patricia Helliger’s promotion didn’t insure her from being racially profiled.

The New Haven Police Department (NHPD) promoted Patricia Helliger as the first black female police captain about three months ago. Prior to this time, she had being ignored while other male counterparts got promoted.

According to the New Haven Register News, Helliger affirms that her promotion didn’t stop her being racially profiled and sexually discriminated.

Her suit has exposed the fact that women in the police department are not given the opportunity to serve this nation with pride. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is alleged that only 12% of the police department are women and only 12% are men.

“I think it’s kind of ironic that the city celebrates its first African-American female police captain, but at the same time, she gets treated so badly, even after she was promoted,” said East Haven attorney Patricia A. Cofrancesco.

Racism is a big problem of the police departments all over the country and recently it is on the rising. Strict measures should be taken to end this ill-habit of which black women are the most discriminated social group in any field.


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