Stamford Officers Sue City Over Sergeant Promotions

Matt Dwyer
October 16, 2019 - 4:34 pm

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Connecticut police officers are suing Stamford alleging that city officials ignored precise scores on the sergeants' exam and overlooked them for promotions.

The Stamford Advocate reports that officers are promoted to sergeant if they obtain the top three scores or score within five points of the top score on the sergeants' exam.

Court documents indicate that the officers who received the top three scores were selected for promotion. The plaintiffs say they were passed over for promotion in favor of colleagues who scored lower on the promotion exam.

They allege the city violated civil-service rules and the city charter.

Then suit is similar to a complaint filed last year by city firefighters.

A city attorney said she could not comment on the suit.