Domelights settlement still awaiting judge’s approval

    A settlement reached between the Guardian Civic League and the City of Philadelphia has the OK from Police Commission Charles Ramsey, but still awaits the approval of a U.S. District Judge.

    The city and the GCL, the department’s association of black officers, came to an agreement yesterday over a racial discrimination case based on the police forum Domelights.com.

    Now shuttered but still active on Twitter, Domelights was a forum frequently used by police officers and run by a sergeant, but not affiliated with the department.

    The Guardian Civic League filed a suit in 2009 alleging the forum was being used to spread racist and offensive content.

    WHYY’s Susan Phillip will have more for us later on the settlement, which the Inquirer outlines here. As part of the deal, the city will pay for further officer training with anti-discrimination laws.

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