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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