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Chicago officer sues city over inability to change ethnicity in personal files: Court docs

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer is suing the city alleging he was not able to change his race to accurately reflect his identity, after 20 years of “incorrect racial designation,” court documents state. Officer Mohammad Yusuf, 43, alleges that the Chicago Police Department did not allow him to change his racial identity now that the CPD allows additional racial identifications to choose from. The lawsuit states that when Yusuf became an officer in 2004, there were four racial categories that an officer could choose from, so he selected Caucasian....

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