If you wanted to get a job with the Denver Sheriff’s Department, you needed to meet the job requirements just like anywhere else. But there was one difference. Job seekers would be automatically disqualified from a job at the Denver Sheriff’s Department if they were not a U.S. citizen.
Most people thought this was fair. If you want to protect and serve America, you should at least be an American, right?
And as the Department cut millions of dollars in overtime pay from their overworked deputies, they aimed to hire scores of new people and put them on the streets to protect Denver. To get one of their largest applicant pools in history, the department placed an ad and listed U.S. citizenship as a requirement. They thought there wouldn’t be a problem. But the government didn’t like it…
By spring 2016, the department had hired 200 new deputies, flooding the workplace with more eager police officers. The veterans and senior officers were grateful for the reinforcements. Everyone was happy.
But now the Justice Department has slapped the Sheriff’s Department with a fine of $10,000 for purposely discriminating against job seekers. Learn more about this below!
Besides issuing Denver’s Sheriff’s Department with the fine, the Justice Department has handed over a list to help the sheriff mitigate their discriminatory hiring practices and give job applicants a fair chance.
The Denver Sheriff’s Department said it was an accident. They didn’t mean to ‘discriminate’ but felt that hiring US citizens was the right thing to do.
Then they issued the following statement:
“The Denver Sheriff Department maintains its commitment to treat all people with dignity and respect, and is proud to have one of the most diverse workplaces in Colorado,” said Denver Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Simon Crittle. “While we didn’t commit this violation intentionally, we accept responsibility and are taking steps to clarify policy and amend language in hiring documents.”
The Mainstream Media has launched an assault on police departments across the United States in recent months. They’re accusing them of discrimination both on the street and in the workforce. Young men and women are brainwashed by this information and the number of applicants has fallen.
Therefore, many police departments are casting a wider net and loosening the regulations around their hiring procedure.
While the Denver Sheriff’s Department was fined, people all over America were angered by the injustice.
But the Justice Department was just trying to protect more people’s rights. And they commended the Denver Sheriff Department for cooperating with the change in hiring practices. They issued the following statement on their website:
“We commend the Denver Sheriff Department for its cooperation and commitment to removing unnecessary and unlawful employment barriers,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “Eliminating this unlawful citizenship requirement will help ensure that the Denver Sheriff Department hires the best and most qualified individuals to protect and serve. The entire community will benefit from these reforms.”
Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which is a group aiming to restrict immigration to the United States, prefers to keep the discriminatory hiring practice in play.
Krikorian said: “We’re handing over a gun and a badge to somebody whose background we don’t really know a lot about,” Krikorian said.
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