Reverend Jesse Jackson
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West Midlands Police needs more senior black officers, Jesse Jackson says

Civil rights activist the Reverend Jesse Jackson has said West Midlands Police would benefit from having more senior officers from ethnic minorities.

The 71-year-old was speaking during a visit to Birmingham's new library.

Although West Midlands Police's deputy police and crime commissioner, Yvonne Mosquito, is black, there is an all-white command team.

Mr Jackson fought for civil rights in the USA, including the right to vote, alongside Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 05 Sep 2013