Thursday, January 12, 2017

Report: Black Detroit cops face bias from superiors

The Detroit Free Press reports:
African American Detroit cops still face discrimination from white superiors on the job and intimidation and retaliation when they complain about it, according to a new report released today by the Detroit Police Department.

But Detroit Police Chief James Craig portrayed the report as an internal look at the department, not an investigatory document, and said the assessment found neither any indication of widespread discrimination within the ranks nor specific instances of discrimination.

The report, released to the Free Press through a Freedom of Information Act request, alleged that in certain units of the department, black officers perceived white officers getting preferential treatment when it came to training opportunities and in advancement, such as appointment to the rank of detective. The report said the alleged discrimination happened in units not staffed through seniority, including task forces on crime analysis and gang intelligence, which it said have been largely segregated and historically dominated by white male officers.
Why are Democrat party run cities such hotbeds of racism?