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Police Forces Lack Diversity Nationwide – MMXLII

Police Forces Lack Diversity Nationwide

USA TODAY reports find that many police forces across the United States lack diversity. The findings show that Black and Latinos are widely underrepresented in police departments across the nation.

St. Petersburg, Fla., Police Chief Anthony Halloway discusses the importance of diversity in law enforcement.

“You’ve got to have a diverse police department, so you can hear what’s coming from the community.”

With police forces killing people of color, specifically Black men, every 28 hours, it is important to question how diversifying police departments will play a role in stopping these injustices. Check out the stats here.

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