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Boston Police Hold Diversity Hearing

The Boston City Council is holding a hearing Tuesday afternoon on diversity in the Boston Police Department.

Nearly a year after Boston's police commissioner pledged to increase diversity in the upper ranks of the police department, the minority police union says there's been little improvement.

Despite the department's progress in hiring black, Latino and Asian officers, very few minorities are climbing the ladder into management positions.

Sgt. Jose Lozano is the vice president of the minority police union, called MAMLEO. He says a lack of diversity is hurting the department.

"It makes for a better police department if the officers who are patrolling our street are representative of the neighborhood," Lozano said.

This program aired on June 8, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Bianca Vázquez Toness Twitter Reporter
Bianca Vázquez Toness was formerly a report for WBUR.

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