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.
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