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A Jewish officer was among six current and former University of Washington police officers who sued the department for discrimination.

The lawsuit, which was filed Oct. 9 in U.S. District Court, alleges that the university’s Police Department was rife with racial slurs, and that management decisions were motivated by the ethnicity and gender of the employees, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Officer Andrew Cohen alleges that a co-worker said Cohen could not be Jewish because he did not have numbers tattooed on his arm, the Post-Intelligencer reporter. Cohen also said that swastikas were placed around the office.

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