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(Studio: Anthony Mason) The issue of minority recruitment for police examined; details given of the indictment in New York City of four white police officers for the murder of unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo and of the police assault on Abner Louima. [Actor-activist Ossie DAVIS - calls for immediate steps to recruit more minority and women police officers.] [Criminal justice professor Sam WALKER - cites New York's bad record in recruiting.] Statistics on race and police hiring in New York City and Boston compared. [On patrol, Boston police officer George EXILIEN - talks about being able to speak Creole on the job.] [Former police commissioner William BRATTON - says more minorities is not a panacea.] [Black police OFFICER, New York police commissioner Howard SAFIR - comment on police and race diversity.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The low number of blacks and Hispanics at the top of the New York police department noted.
- Mason, Anthony
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