City Manager Clarifies Alleged Use Of "Black Book"

12:37 PM, Nov 20, 2008   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Greensboro's city manager released a statement to the city council to clarify the alleged uses of the infamous "black book."

Mitch Johnson says he's still not sure what the "black book" was used for.

He said the city has only confirmed it was used during former Chief David Wray's administration to investigate allegations a police officer committed a sexual assault.

In January 2006, Johnson confirmed the existence of the "black book."

At a press conference back then he said, "The concerns that were expressed to our office was that the "black book" was used to identify black officers and target them."

In a written copy of the statement, Johnson also stated the special intelligence unit pursued unsubstantiated charges against black police officers.

As a result, WFMY News2 reported the "black book" was used to conduct bogus investigations on black police officers.

But Johnson says those statements were not necessarily related.

He says we may not know what the "black book" was used for until a criminal case involving former special intelligence officers goes to court.

WFMY News2

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