Friday, January 24, 2020
Ortiz faced criticism for identifying as a black man on lieutenant and captain exams for quicker promotions, and he came to the commission last Friday to defend his actions.
"I'm a black male," he told commissioners to sneers from the crowd. "Yes I am."
Ortiz appears white, but he argued race isn't about appearances. "That's how I feel." Chairman Keon Hardemon pressed for answers.
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