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The lawsuit says nearly all male recruits pass the initial physical fitness tests, while about 30% of women flunk it. / AP file photo

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - The head of the Pennsylvania State Police says he hopes the U.S. Justice Department will withdraw a lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminates against women.

Commissioner Frank Noonan spoke Wednesday, a day after the federal government filed the lawsuit describing what it calls a pattern of discrimination.

The lawsuit says nearly all male recruits pass the initial physical fitness tests, while about 30% of women flunk it.

The federal government says the tests aren't job-related and aren't "consistent with business necessity."

Noonan says the state police won't "be bullied into changing and lowering our standards" and that it makes sense to have the same standards for women and men.

The lawsuit asks a judge to order the department to hire women on an equal basis with men.



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