Former Capitol Police officers held a small demonstration on Capitol Hill Wednesday hoping to bring renewed attention to a 15-year-old discrimination lawsuit.
Capitol Police Face New Grievences From Black Officers
] The lead plaintiff in the case, Sharon Malloy, said while several plaintiffs have died since the case was filed, she and others vowed to press on until the lawsuit was settled.
The case has been tied up in court since 2001 when more than 100 black Capitol Police officers marched into the John Adams Building, held hands, prayed together and filed what would become one of the largest discrimination complaints in the history of Congress.
The grievance, filed first with the Office of Compliance then taken to court that fall, was that more than 200 black officers were denied promotions, retaliated against and unfairly disciplined or fired, all on the basis of their race.