Infographic: Promotions within the Richmond Police Department
on March 5, 2012
These graphs display data showing the gender and racial demographics of all the promotions made to the positions of deputy chief, captain, sergeant, and lieutenant positions under Chief of Police Chris Magnus in Richmond since January, 2006 through January, 2012. This information comes from the Richmond Police department personnel records and data.
Magnus is currently involved in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against him, former Deputy Chief Lori Ritter, and the city of Richmond by seven high-ranking African American officers in the department who allege that Magnus and Ritter prevented the advancement of black officers and cracked racist jokes. The data was introduced in court in February by Magnus’ defense lawyer Arthur Hartinger to illustrate that Magnus has promoted more non-white officers to higher ranks than white officers, including promoting three black officers to captain and six black officers to sergeant.
Each graph details the number and percentage of people of each race and gender promoted for each position in the Richmond Police Department.
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