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Fayetteville Going' Outside' for Solution

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FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville City Council has decidedto hire an outside investigator to look into allegations of racism in thatcity's police department.

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

Councilman Robert Massey said the problem has gone too far.

The police chief and city manage say there is nothing to the racismallegations, but the NAACP says therehasbeen discrimination andretribution.

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