Lawsuit claims HPD discriminated against Hispanic officers

HOUSTON, TX – Did the Houston Police Department retaliate against one of its own officers? A federal jury said so, twice.

For the second time in one year, a federal jury determined HPD retaliated against Officer Christopher Zamora. He was awarded $150,000.

Zamora’s father, a retired HPD lieutenant, filed suit against the department along with 23 other officers, claiming the department discriminated against Hispanics in the promotions process. Christpher Zamora was not part of the original case, but according to the court findings was still faced with retaliation from the Houston Police Department.
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