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‘Passed Over Without Reason’: Retired Black Police Chief Says He Was Denied School Security Job Given to Lesser-Qualified White Men

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A former Black Indiana police chief claims he was denied a school security job multiple times because he’s Black in a newly filed federal lawsuit.Garry Hamilton claims he was passed over by lesser-qualified white candidates.Hamilton was the former police chief in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the first African-American to hold the position. He worked at the police department for 25 years, beginning in 1994, before retiring in June 2019. The former cop believed with his background, he was ripe for a position with the Fort Wayne Community Schools as its security supervisor. According to Hamilton’s lawsuit, he applied for the position with the school district in 2019 but did not get the job. He claims “he was passed over without ‘reason, cause, or explanation,'” WPTA reported.