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What’s the importance of having black and Latino officers on the Boston Police Department?

Roving Camera 8/15/13

8/14/2013, 10:36 a.m.
Reader poll

What’s the importance of having black and Latino officers on the Boston Police Department?

  • People can relate to police officers of the same background 13%
  • Black and Latino officers can relate to people of the community 28%
  • People are more willing to cooperate with officer of their own race 9%
  • Young people need to have officers that look like them 13%
  • Black and Latino officers can add cultural sensitivity to the Police Department 38%

32 total votes.