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 were sent to potentially eligible individuals by mail and email on December 14, 2016.

On May 15, 2017, the United States filed with the Court its proposed relief determinations for individuals who submitted Interest-in-Relief Forms. The Court has scheduled a Fairness Hearing on Individual Relief for September 19, 2017. GCG will send information regarding the United States’ determinations no later than June 30, 2017, to individuals who submitted an Interest-in-Relief Form.

Claimants who wish to object to the United States’ relief determinations must do so by July 31, 2017. Information on how to submit an objection to the United States’ relief determinations can be found by accessing the Instructions for Filing an Objection to Individual Relief and Objection Form.