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Mayor reviews St. Pete Police promotions process

Mayor reviews St. Pete Police promotions process

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA)An independent review is underway of the St. Pete police department's promotions policy. 

Lately, there's been accusations that it favors white officers. 

There's even been a meeting between community leaders and the city's deputy mayor. 

City Councilman Wengay Newton sat in on the meeting to listen to concerns that Newton says have persisted for a long time.

Mayor Rick Kriseman has delayed any police department promotions pending his review. 

The city is also looking for a new police chief to replace the retired Chuck Harmon.

Photo Credit 970 WFLA/K. Norman

 

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