Tuesday, December 22, the City of Lubbock responded in court records to allegations made by the federal government.

The Lubbock Police Department is being accused by the federal government of discriminating against Hispanics and women in their hiring practices.

In their response, the City of Lubbock said: “The City’s employment actions were based upon legitimate nondiscriminatory reasons.”

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Photo: Thinkstock

The city would go on to raise five legal technicalities and disputed many of the claims made by the U.S. Department of Justice stating, “[The] United States has failed to allege any facts showing that the City has wrongfully denied any right.”

The City of Lubbock requested a trial by jury and that the federal lawsuit be dismissed, with the federal government paying for the legal expenses.

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