New York

Three Haitian-Americans now lead NYPD precincts, marking progress in diversity

By Sam Bojarski

Last June, as Black Lives Matter protests erupted, Haitian-American police officers on the other side of the NYPD barricades — often facing jeers and insults from demonstrators. While inside the department, the Haitian American Law Enforcement Fraternal Organization (HALEFO) pushed for diversity within the top brass and carried out community service projects to build trust. 

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Sam Bojarski

Sam Bojarski

Sam Bojarski has been covering Haiti and its diaspora for The Haitian Times since 2018. He is currently covering New York's Haitian community as a Report for America corps member.
Sam Bojarski
Feb. 02, 2021