The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on racial profiling.
Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy.
Academy Director Thomas Fleming says Crowley is “good role model” who was hand-picked for the job by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black.
In the class, Crowley teaches officers not to single people out based on their ethnic backgrounds.
Obama has said the Cambridge officers “acted stupidly” in arresting Gates last week after a woman reported a suspected break-in at his home.
Crowley has maintained he did nothing wrong. (Breaking News Story: Click here for Updates)
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