I'd heard gripes from a cop friend here in Milwaukee about their hiring standards being dumbed down, but I didn't know it was anything like this!
I don't care what a cop looks like*, I expect her (him) to be able to control or diffuse dangerous situations, write reports, testify (honestly!) in court... I think the passing grade should be 75%, w/ hiring preference to those w/ the highest scores, no matter what they look like.
The video said Dayton revamped their test, including consulting with current officers, to make it very job-related & unbiased. If I were on that force, I wouldn't want to work with a new minority officer because I couldn't trust that s/he was able to do the job adequately.
I also disagree with lower physical standards for jobs like firefighting, where there's a lot of very physical work & someone's life can depend on the person being able to lift the hose or drag the body out of the building.
OTOH, accomplishing the same thing in a different way is OK with me.
If a woman (or smaller man) can drag a test dummy out of a burning building in something close to the same time a larger, stronger man can throw it over his shoulder & walk out, that's OK with me. Either way, I'm not going to burn to death. (& being dragged, I'm down in the coolest air. I'm OK with a few scrapes & bruised heels as long as I'm not dead.)
* (though I really like looking at the cute guys, and think the ones whose necks spill out over their shirt collars & bellies spill over their belts are gross... lose weight &/or get clothes that fit)