Chief Suspended Over E-Mail Allegedly Condoning Racial Profiling

Wyckoff (NJ) Police Chief Benjamin Fox was suspended Tuesday as the state investigates an email he sent in 2014 that appears he condones racial profiling.

In the Dec. 2014 email to the police department, Fox stated he was concerned that misguided complaints about police would cause officers to react slowly in threatening situations.  The e-mail states:

“Profiling, racial or otherwise, has its place in law enforcement when used correctly and applied fairly……..Black gang members from Teaneck commit burglaries in Wyckoff.  That’s why we check out suspicious black people in white neighborhoods.”

State and national leaders have condemned the police chief for his alleged remarks.


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  2. Gary

    If a White Man was roaming around in a Black Neighborhood, that would look just as suspicious as it all comes. What would a White man be doing in a Black neighborhood other than buying drugs and or trying to steal something and more than likely it is to buy drugs. A black man in a White Neighborhood which is nothing wrong with it will be sought out as trying to Rob steal or Break into one’s Home. That’s how it has always been and always will be as long as we have dumbass people.

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