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1997-04-23

Discrimination in the Ranks: New York Police Department

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In 1996 13.7% of the police force of NYC was black, but 35.1% of all officers brought up on charges that year were African American. Discipline of women has occurred at twice the rate of their percentage of the force for the last 15 years, and Latino officers received disciplinary charges about 150% of their relative numbers in the force. Decades of historical data confirms the widespread reports of discrimination against women and minorities, despite continuous denials by the NYC Police Department. The links between discrimination within police departments, police brutality, officer suicides, and consistent, ongoing cover-ups by law-enforcement management are also discussed.

Guests:

Sergeant Juan Español of the Washington DC Police Department, Equal Opportunity Advisor for the Latino Officers Association

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