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Pennsylvania State Police fights suit alleging discrimination

The Pennsylvania State Police will fight a federal Department of Justice suit alleging that physical fitness tests required for prospective state troopers discriminated against women, officials said Wednesday. The Department of Justice filed suit Tuesday in federal court in Harrisburg, Pa., alleging that the tests used to judge applicants to the state Police Academy discriminated against women. The tests measured skills that were unneeded and kept dozens of women from becoming troopers, the government said. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan sharply disagreed Wednesday at a news conference. “I am extremely disappointed in the decision of the U.S. Department of Justice to file...

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