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In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks at Georgetown University in Washington.Photograph by Cliff Owen — AP
In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks at Georgetown University in Washington., Photograph by Cliff Owen — AP
  • Title
    Director
  • Affiliation
    FBI

Even as the national debate on police shootings of unarmed black men has simmered just below the boil, few in law enforcement have been willing to talk about it. But that’s just what Comey did in February, speaking bluntly about four “hard truths” of law enforcement and race. It could have been a disaster, but by openly addressing unconscious bias and other hot-button issues, the FBI boss earned praise from across the political spectrum and improved public esteem of his organization.

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