Police force diversity again in the spotlight

– THE POST AND COURIER, APRIL 12 2015, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

In the wake of Walter Scott’s death at the hands of Patrolman Michael Slager, the controversy surrounding North Charleston’s history of aggressive policing and racial profiling has raised new questions about the force’s lack of diversity.

Last year, The Post and Courier examined the racial and ethnic makeup of all law enforcement agencies in the Charleston metro area, and found that the city of North Charleston has the least racially representative police force in the Lowcountry.

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