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An investigation by Newsday, into hiring practices at Long Island police departments, revealed that “the path to winning appointment to Long Island’s highly paid police forces has been more than three times tougher for Black would-be officers than for white applicants and twice as tough for Hispanic job seekers in . . . Nassau and Suffolk County Departments.”

Commenting on these statistics and the lack of sufficient diversity, Prof. Randolph M. McLaughlin, co-chair of Newman Ferrara’s Civil Rights Practice Group, noted that “these numbers tell me there is bias operating in the system.”

To view the original Newsday story, which was released on May 27, 2021, please click here:  https://projects.newsday.com/long-island/police-hiring/ (subscription required)