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Some police agencies not racially balanced

FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo, palm trees frame the Anaheim City Hall in Anaheim, Calif. Police maintained a heavy presence on the streets of Anaheim to guard against further violent protests in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by officers. The mother of Manuel Diaz condemned the unrest that has roiled the city, saying she did not want them to become her son's legacy. The killing of an unarmed black man by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect. But an analysis by The Associated Press found that the racial gap between black police and the communities where they work has narrowed over the last generation, particularly in departments that were once the least diverse. A much larger disparity now divides the low number of Hispanic officers in police departments. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)An Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau data and Justice Department figures about law enforcement found that Hispanics are more often underrepresented in police departments around the country than are blacks.

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