Brackney Addresses Chamber Of Commerce On Diversity

On Tuesday, Charlottesville’s new Police Chief RaShall Brackney addressed the Chamber of Commerce on the subject of diversity.
Brackney, who is the daughter of a black mother and white father, wants to increase diversity in the Police Department not only on the basis of race —

Chief Brackney: “I’m hoping that we start shifting to think about diversity of thought – that there is diversity of experiences and not just using some demographic metric to meet a mark.”

Brackney said that business owners are also a key factor in improving community relations with police because they know the neighborhood and the same people that they both serve.