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BUFFALO-Twelve white firefighters were awarded a combined $2.5 million from the Buffalo Fire Department in a racial discrimination case after it was ruled that they were passed up on promotions in order to promote Black firefighters.

In addition to the settlement each of the firefighters were also awarded between $20,000 and $30,000 for emotionless damages,

Buffalo 12 reports:

A State Supreme Court judge has ordered the Buffalo Fire Department and City of Buffalo to pay more than $2.5 million dollars to 12 firefighters in a discrimination case.

The firefighters awards were based on how far their promotions would have taken them.

Read More At Buffalo 12

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