Research say that NYPD is as diverse as the city itself

Research say that NYPD is as diverse as the city itself

Critics of New York argue that the cops of the city cannot relate to Big Apples minority communities. However, a recent study reveals that the New York Police Department is as diverse as the city it deals with. All the criticism stepped up after Eric Garner, a black man from Staten Island, was lost his life on 17th July when he was put in a chokehold by a white police officer attempting to arrest him for peddling cigarettes illegally.

Few local leaders, like Rev. Al Sharpton, railed against the police department, stating that Garners death was a proof that New York Police Departments relations with Hispanic and black residents were poisoned. The recent study shows that the New York Police Departments racial makeup continues to develop closer to that of the city as a whole. The study was carried out after a white cop killed an unarmed black named Michael Brown in Ferguson.

The research, based on Census reports as well as 2007 federal figures for police diversity reveals that 
 Asians represent thirteen percent of the population and four percent of the NY police department
 Whites make up thirty three percent of New York Citys population as well as fifty four percent of the NYPD.

 Hispanics make up 28% of the citys population as well as 24% of the NYPD.
 Blacks represent 23% of the citys population as well as 16% of the NYPD.
The recent numbers show that the numbers have become more diverse since the year 2007.