Friday, August 12, 2016

Numbers Show Most Baltimore Cops Are Minorities Photo of Richard Pollock by RICHARD POLLOCK

Attorney General Loretta Lynch (L) shake hands with Baltimore police officers during a visit to the Central District of Baltimore Police Department in Baltimore, May 5, 2015. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana/Pool)

Civil rights activists and liberal advocates have loudly charged that behind the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American who died while in police custody, is a racially prejudiced Baltimore police department that continues to torment the city’s poor minority neighborhoods. The critics haven’t looked at the numbers.
Here’s what the data shows about the racial makeup of Baltimore’s finest:
* Of the 2,745 active duty police officers in the department — 1,445 — more than half are African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American, according to data provided by the Baltimore police department to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
* Four of its top six commanders are either African-American or Hispanic.
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