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CHICAGO — In the last decade, high-profile police killings — including George Floyd in 2020 — have shaken the nation and led to widespread protests and calls for reform, including hiring more nonwhite and female officers.

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After a summer of protests and sometimes-violent clashes over racial inequality in policing, about half of voters call racism a "very serious"…

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Though minorities make up nearly 31 percent of the city's population, they account for just 8.8 percent of the Sioux City Police Department's 125 sworn officers. Police leaders across metro Sioux City say they're seeking ways to diversify.

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