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Fayetteville Going' Outside' for Solution

Posted January 28, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Fayetteville City Council has decided to hire an outside investigator to look into allegations of racism in that city's police department.

Over 200 people turned out Monday night as council debated the controversial issue. At times, the discussion because heated, but by the end of the meeting, a vote of 5 to 4 in favor of council taking an active role was taken.

Councilman Robert Massey said the problem has gone too far.

The police chief and city manage say there is nothing to the racism allegations, but the NAACP says therehasbeen discrimination and retribution.