Closing Arguments in the Chris Magnus Discrimination Trial

Closing arguments are just about wrapped up in the three-month civil trial in which seven black police officers claim they were victims of harassment and discrimination. In their arguments, attorneys presented stark opposing views of Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus as either a reformer who increased department diversity and reduced crime through progressive community policing or an insidious and despicable racist who inflicted cruelty and brutishness on seven black command staffers who are among the highest paid and highest ranking officers in the department.

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