On Monday, a federal jury ruled in favor of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in a discrimination suit that has been in litigation for a decade. Retired Lt. Jeff D. Paige filed a class-action suit in 1994 claiming that the CHP discriminated against minority officers in making job assignments and awarding promotions. The jury found that Paige was not a victim of intentional discrimination, but did find that he was
the victim of retaliation after he filed the lawsuit. The case has not been completely settled, as judges now must decide whether the CHP's policies and practices result in a discriminatory impact on minorities.
See Jean Guccione, Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2003