“The city has a longstanding custom and practice in discriminating against white males,” according to a lawsuit complaint filed Aug. 16 by officers Heinz Hofmann and Thomas Buckley.
“The reason plaintiffs were passed over for lower-ranking
minorities,” the complaint says, “was because plaintiffs are white.”
The suit does not mention, however, that in 2005 the media reported that Hofmann was reassigned from his post
at the Department's tactical unit, after internal affairs investigators discovered the
squad's Hunters Point headquarters stocked with beer and hard liquor.