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Detroit Police report audit findings on 'racist' culture affecting 6th precinct

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 17:41:16-04

DETROIT (AP) — Supervisors and senior management in the Detroit Police Department will receive training on inclusiveness, diversity and cultural competency following an investigation into racial insensitivity among some officers and commanders at a west side precinct.

Mayor Mike Duggan told reporters Wednesday that a department-run probe of operations at the 6th Precinct will become standard practice when similar situations arise.

An environmental audit and a separate internal investigation were launched after a white officer posted a video on Snapchat of him disparaging a black motorist he and his partner had pulled over in January for having expired plates. Both officers were fired.

Chief James Craig said three command officers may have contributed to the racial issues at the precinct by not doing enough to address them. One was demoted. Another retired while the third will receive additional training.