United States v. City of Lubbock, Texas


The United States of America sued the City of Lubbock (the “City”), alleging that the Lubbock Police Department discriminated against female and Hispanic applicants when hiring probationary police officers from January 16, 2010, to June 6, 2015. The City denied these allegations.

In settlement of this lawsuit, the United States and the City voluntarily entered into a Consent Decree. On November 14, 2016, the Court approved the Consent Decree and entered it as final.

As part of the settlement, the City will provide money and other awards to individuals harmed by the alleged discrimination. Instructions regarding how to apply for individual relief was sent to potentially eligible individuals by mail and email on December 14, 2016.