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Retired police captain remembered in Texas

By Patrick George
Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN, Texas — When Louie White joined the Austin Police Department in 1959, there were only seven black officers, and none of them was allowed to arrest white suspects.

He began his career at a time of widespread racism but persevered and was promoted to captain, later leading the department's diversity hiring initiative in the 1970s and helping recruit a generation of black officers.

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