NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rev. Al Sharpton has called for diversity in leadership positions within the NYPD as the department reels from the surprise resignation of its highest-ranking African-American member.
Sharpton discussed the resignation of Chief of Department Philip Banks III and called for Banks to be replaced with someone sensitive to police and community relations during a National Action Network rally Saturday morning.
“Yes, I want diversity. Yes, I want blacks and Latinos in senior positions, but I want the right blacks and Latinos,” Sharpton said.