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Albany police chief, civil rights leader head to Europe

October 1, 2016
Author: 
Emily Masters

Times Union - "Police Chief Brendan Cox and civil rights leader Alice Green will fly to Europe on Sunday to discuss their collaboration on a program that diverts low-level criminals from jail and into treatment for addiction and mental illness. Albany is the third city in the nation, following Seattle and Santa Fe, New Mexico, to launch Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, or LEAD, a program aimed at reducing low-level arrests, racial disparities and recidivism."

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