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Mayor Adams addresses police diversity following Tyre Nichols case

The death of Tyre Nichols is now shining a light on police culture across the nation, including in New York.

News 12 Staff

Jan 30, 2023, 5:23 PM

Updated 507 days ago

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The death of Tyre Nichols is now shining a light on police culture across the nation, including in New York.
Mayor Eric Adams addressed the topic, saying that diversifying police departments across the nation would allow the level of policing all citizens deserve. It's something the mayor says the NYPD is already doing.
"When we want to diversify departments, it's not only African American. We have increasing number of members from the AAPI community, Spanish-speaking officers, Muslim officers. Their role was to ensure that you diversify departments, so the officers are coming from the communities that they represent. Diversity still is the key," says Adams.
The five officers accused in the beating of Nichols have been fired and now face up to 60 years in prison if convicted of second-degree murder.


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