Colorado Springs Drops Police Fitness Tests After Suit

After a judge's ruling in a discrimination suit, the Colorado Springs police department has dropped physical fitness tests for police officers (archived). The ruling comes after a discrimination lawsuit was brought upon the department by 12 female officers over the age of 40 who were moved from patrol to desk duty after failing the physical fitness test. The suit will now move to federal court and Colorado Springs police chief Pete Carey hopes to to able to resume evaluating officer physical fitness next year. In the interim the 12 officers party to the suit will be moved back to patrol.

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