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4 Calif. Black Officers Claim Bias by Black Chief

November 18, 2013  | 

Days after then-Chief Ron Davis of the East Palo Alto (Calif.) Police Department announced last month that he was leaving for a high-profile federal job in Washington, D.C., four African-American officers filed a racial discrimination complaint against him.

The Nov. 1 complaint alleges that Davis, who is also African-American, created a hostile work environment for black employees, the Palo Alto Daily News reports.

"His temperament toward African-American employees is abrasive, belittling and dismissive," states the complaint by Sgt. Roderick Norris and Renaldo Rhodes, and Officers Paul Norris and Paul Hines. Davis also showed his bias against African-Americans in hiring, promotions and assignments, they allege.


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Capt. Crunch @ 11/18/2013 4:49 PM

East Palo Alto, is a very very high crime area. Sergeant's and officers(who made the complaint) should be on patrol trying to stop crime instead of playing the race card.

John @ IA retired @ 11/18/2013 7:17 PM

Not enough info in this article, but in all the sensitivity training that I have attended, it was always said that minorities could NOT be labeled biased or racist. Is the Chief really treating black officers unfairly or could it be that the former chief was just holding his officers accountable, and these officers didn't like that?????

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