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Black Knights police group in Youngstown plans great community involvement



Published: Sun, August 26, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m.

Black Knights police group in Youngstown plans great community involvement

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

The Black Knights Police Association has been around for nearly four decades, but association officials say the public will see a more energized organization with more community involvement in the near future.

The association was established in 1975 by 12 black police officers with a list of goals that included preventing corruption and discrimination, improving relationships with the community and being instrumental in the recruitment of black officers.

It was the BKPA that successfully sued the city to have more blacks promoted as administrators.

The organization earlier this year elected new officers and, with former police chief Jimmy Hughes at the helm and retired officer Delphine Baldwin-Casey as public relations director, they are looking to bolster the association’s community impact.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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