No. 06-1505.

474 F.3d 437 (2007)

Steven J. ALEXANDER, Keith Balash, Charles Berard, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. CITY OF MILWAUKEE, Arthur L. Jones, Police Chief, Woody Welch, Chairman of Milwaukee Board of Fire and Police, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 18, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William R. Rettko (argued), Rettko Law Offices, Brookfield, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Miriam Horwitz (argued), Milwaukee City Attorney's Office, Milwaukee, WI, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before POSNER, FLAUM and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.

RIPPLE, Circuit Judge.

Seventeen current and former members of the police force of the City of Milwaukee ("City") brought this action against the City, former Chief of Police Arthur Jones, the Milwaukee Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, and five of the Commissioners in their personal and official capacities. The officers, all white males, alleged that the City, the Chief and the Board had violated their statutory and constitutional rights by engaging in discriminatory...

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