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Meeting addresses racism in police and fire departments

Published February 22. 2012 4:00AM

By Peter Huoppi

Publication: theday.com


The Connecticut NAACP organized a town hall meeting to discuss allegations of racism in New London's police and fire departments. The meeting was prompted by two incidents: the firing of Alfred Mayo, a black firefighter recruit who was removed from the state fire academy in December, and an October 2010 traffic stop during which Lance Goode, who is black, was arrested after former police officer Roger Newton, who is white, allegedly planted drugs.