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First Hispanic Police Commissioner Has Deep Roots in the N.Y.P.D.

Posted on AllSides July 18th, 2023
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Edward Caban, the first Latino police commissioner in New York, grew up in the Bronx. Edward Caban, an officer of Puerto Rican descent who joined the department in 1991, has been named its 47th commissioner. Mayor Eric Adams has championed his rise. Growing up in the South Bronx in the 1960s, Joseph Ayala usually saw Irish American police officers patrolling his neighborhood, where most residents were Black or Puerto Rican. The officers were tall, imposing and inclined to beat up Puerto Rican teenagers like him if they suspected them of...

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