CHICAGO - A group of police officers and firefighters employed in Indianapolis failed to prove in two different lawsuits that the promotion process used in both departments was biased against black candidates, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Feb. 4 (Kendale L. Adams, et al. v. City of Indianapolis, Nos. 12-1874 and 13-3422, 7th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2115).