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Delay stalls Boston police promotions

Judge has yet to rule on exam fairness case

Boston officials are frustrated that a federal judge has not ruled on a case contesting the fairness of the police promotional exam, even though the case was heard more than two years ago.

More than 1,600 Boston police officers who are eligible to take the exam remain in career limbo because the department is reluctant to promote them in case Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. determines the test discriminates against some minorities, as several black and Latino officers have alleged.

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