Hobbs Police Department Responds to Alleged Discrimination Lawsuit

THE HOBBS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS RESPONDING TO A STORY IN THE LOCAL MEDIA ABOUT A FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE DEPARTMENT. ACCORDING TO THE STORY, THREE FORMER OFFICERS ARE SUING THE DEPARTMENT FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. HOBBS P.D. RESPONDED THIS AFTERNOON WITH A WRITTEN STATEMENT INDICATING THAT NO ONE IN THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN SERVED AND THERE IS NO SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE LAWSUIT OR WHAT THE ACCUSATIONS ARE. THE STATMENT GOES ON TO SAY ONCE THE PARTIES HAVE BEEN SERVED, THE DEPARTMENT WILL APPROPRIATELY REVIEW THE LAWSUIT AND RESPOND ACCORDINGLY.