From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
The city’s NAACP branch said the federal government may have to monitor Bridgeport’s Finest to prevent discrimination against minority cops.
NAACP officials say they are frustrated with the handling of a racist letter controversy involving prominent black police Lt. Lonnie Blackwell.
Blackwell stands accused of conspiring to circulate a phony racist letter and has been suspended since December. A retired cop–Clive Higgins–was arrested in relation to the incident.
Higgins claimed Blackwell was a co-conspirator, but Blackwell has never been charged and maintained his innocence.
The NAACP in a letter to Hearst Media on Monday, signed by President George Mintz, concluded that Blackwell has been treated differently than fellow police officers.
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