Monday, May 14, 2018

Black Police Chiefs Grapple with Officers' Treatment of Young Black Men

After high-profile incidents sparked protests from Sacramento to Philadelphia, black police leaders speak about ingrained issues of bias, force and trust.

by Ron Allen and Jon Schuppe

When Daniel Hahn became Sacramento’s police chief last August — the first African-American to hold the job — his top priority was to restore faith in a department that had come under fire for police shootings and use of excessive force against black men.

The mayor welcomed Hahn — who grew up in a mostly black Sacramento neighborhood, and spent his career working to improve the black community’s trust in the police — as “a new beginning” for Sacramento.

Less than eight months later, the city erupted, adding even more urgency to the challenges Hahn faced.

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Source: NBC News 

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