Nashville, Tenn. — Nashville’s NAACP wants to have a sit down meeting with the mayor and police chief about what they call a “chronic problem” with recruiting and promoting black officers.
Whatever it is they are doing is not working, said Walter Searcy of the Nashville NAACP.
Nashville NAACP legal chairman Walter Searcy said while the Metro Police Department has made strides in improving diversity on the force, they havent done enough.
He points to the most recent data showing that out of the 1,338 sworn officers, 183 are black.
Less than 13 percent of those are African-American when the adult population of Metro Nashville is north of 25 percent,” said Searcy.
The civil rights group plans to meet with Mayor Karl Dean and Police Chief Steve Anderson to talk about what they consider a problem with recruiting and promoting black officers.
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