The Los Angeles Police Department has appointed a black woman as a deputy chief for the first time.
Regina Scott is the first African-American woman to reach the rank in history.
“I am both honoured and humbled by this historic promotion,” Scott said when the news was announced last month.
Michel Moore, the LAPD chief, told abc7.com: “Regina embodies the spirit of the Los Angeles Police Department with a balance of determination, excellence and heart,” Moore said. “In her new role as deputy chief, she will undoubtedly continue that quality work with an emphasis on building bridges, creating healthy communities and fighting crime.”
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