FBI Faces its own Racial Reckoning While Leading Probes into Police Shooting Deaths

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(CNN) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation just unveiled a newly created position to tackle its decades-old diversity problem: chief diversity officer. Scott McMillion is a 23-year veteran of the FBI who is stepping into the role at a time when racial tensions have boiled over nationwide, with the FBI taking the lead in a growing number of civil rights investigations. Its Charlotte office launched a probe into the police shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr.; its Louisville office is investigating Breonna Taylor’s death in the wake of a botched police raid; and the FBI has partnered with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation to probe the shooting of Jacob Blake, which left him paralyzed. Scott McMillion is a 23-year veteran of the FBI who is stepping into the role of chief diversity officer at a time when racial tensions have boiled over nationwide, with the FBI taking the lead in a growing number of civil rights investigations. (Credit: CNN) The investigations will inevitably be conducted by a majority White workforce — 74% of FBI employees are White, according to the Office of Personnel Management. And just 4.7% of the roughly 13,500 special agents at the FBI identify as Black...

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