APD and race: The Franklin report

A controversial report on the state of race relations in the Asheville Police Department, submitted in September 2007, drew sharp criticism from city officials.

Produced by Lt. Anthony Franklin of the Richmond, Va., Police Department, the 20-page document asserts that Asheville’s African-American community sees “the department as the enemy.” The report also states that many African-American officers have no confidence “in the command staff to lead them into battle.”

Click here to read the Mountain Xpress story about the controversy.

Click here to download a PDF of the document.

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