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NAACP Investigates Discrimination in Fayetteville Police Department

Posted December 21, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— The Fayetteville Police Department continues to be rocked with allegations of racism.

The NAACP held a news conference Saturday to supply evidence of discrimination within the Fayetteville Police Department. The volumes of evidence include statements such as one officer allegedly saying, "Blacks can't go anywhere in this department except narcotics."

The statement came from one African-American police officer who was applying for an advanced position to Homicide Detective.

Two other officers also claim they were denied promotions because of race.