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Jane Castor mostly unrepentant as she goes before Tampa City Council on “biking while black” controversy

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Accompanied by three burly members of the Police Benevolent Association, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor went before the City Council this morning for nearly an hour, discussing the issues around the disproportionate number of citations written against black citizens in the city that were exposed in a Tampa Bay Times story last weekend. The charges have prompted Castor and Mayor Bob Buckhorn to call on the Department of Justice to review the department’s performance regarding the citations. But as she…

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Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor calls Times piece unfair, yet agrees to call in Justice Dept. to review citations of black bicyclists

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In her five-and-a-half-year tenure as chief of the Tampa Police Department, Jane Castor has received mostly laudatory treatment from the media and the community, even though there have been some high-profile misdoings at the department during that time. But nothing has rocked the department back on its heels more than the revelations reported by Tampa Bay Times‘ Alexandra Zayas and Kameel Stanley over the weekend that the department has been disproportionately singling out black bicyclists for infractions. Facing the media for the…

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