Hiring a Diverse Police Force: It’s Easier Said Than Done
July 5, 2016

“When St. Paul announced the hiring of Todd Axtell, its new chief of police, one of the first things he mentioned was the need to diversify the city’s police force. Currently in St. Paul, only 19 percent of the city’s 600 sworn officers are people of color, a far cry from the citywide demographic rate of 45 percent. (In neighboring Minneapolis the rate is 21 percent officers of color.)”

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