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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN STEVEN J. ALEXANDER, KEITH A. BALASH, CHARLES A. BERARD, MICHAEL R. BRUNOW, JAMES C. CLEVELAND, JOSEPH J. FARINA, JOHN MALLOY HAGEN, WILLIAM E. HEINEN, WAYNE W. JENSEN, THOMAS P. KLUSMAN, EDWARD LIEBRECHT, RONALD G. QUACKENBUSH, ANTHONY T. SMITH, STEVEN J. SPINGOLA, KIM R. STACK, DAVID C. VAHL, AND MICHAEL D. YOUNG, Plaintiffs, vs. Case No. 03-C-611 CITY OF MILWAUKEE, POLICE CHIEF ARTHUR JONES, MILWAUKEE BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS, CHAIRMAN WOODY WELCH, VICE-CHAIRMAN CARLA Y. CROSS, COMMISSIONER ERIC M. JOHNSON, COMMISSIONER LEONARD J. SOBCZAK, COMMISSIONER ERNESTO A. BACA, Defendants. Report of Professor Dale Belman
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2 This report has been submitted by Professor Dale Belman. Professor Belman has been a member of the faculty of the School of Labor and Industrial Relations of Michigan State University for three years. Prior to that, he was a member of the Economics Department of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for 15 years. He has taught the undergraduate and graduate sequence in mathematical statistics and econometrics. In addition he has an extensive body of refereed and published research using statistical methods. His vitae is attached as Exhibit 10 . Opinion: In the present matter, Alexander v. Jones , I have been asked to compare the distribution of the racial and gender characteristics of the individuals who were promoted to the position of captain in the Milwaukee Police Department, to those of the pool of lieutenants available for promotion from November 18, 1996, to November 18, 2003. Based on the information provided to me, and the analysis in the balance of this report, it is my opinion that: Considering the group of police officers who served as lieutenants for the period from November 18, 1996, to November 18, 2003, white male lieutenants were under- represented among the group of officers promoted to captain during this period. In addition, African-American and female officers were over-represented among the group of officers promoted to captain during this period. Statistical tests for differences in the racial and gender characteristics of the group which was promoted with the pool of lieutenants available for promotion rejects the hypothesis that the racial and gender characteristics of the group which was promoted are reasonably explained by chance. Further, these conclusions are based on legal standards for determination of statistical certainty. In reaching these opinions, I have reviewed the document from William Rettko, Attorney, dated February 11, 2004, and a supplemental e-mail from Kristine L. Eastman, dated February 13, which amended the information in Mr. Rettko’s letter. All statistical calculations are derived from the data provided by the plaintiff’s attorneys in the communications dated February 11 and 13. Organization of the Analysis
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