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Rochester Police Struggle to Recruit Minorities

April 04, 2010  | 

Rochester Police Chief David Moore has said his department has struggled to recruit more black and other minority officers, the Democrat and Chronicle reports.

The department's latest class of recruits is the fifth straight where almost 90 percent are white. Two of the 22 recruits were African American.

The department is under a federal consent decree stemming from a 1975 racial discrimination settlement to improve diversity among its ranks.

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Justinian @ 4/6/2010 10:00 PM

"Diversity is a long standing problem for law enforcement" so says the article. I do not like the implication. Whatever happened to best qualified and merit? Oh, I see, the feds are involved.

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