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Police Academy Director Signs Graduation Certificates In Chinese

A Northern Virginia police academy chief was reprimanded by the police chief Thursday for signing a graduation certificate in Chinese instead of English, according to NBC4 Washington.

“I just learned that you signed your academy graduation certificate in another language instead of English. This is unacceptable to my department,” Herndon Police Department (HPD) Chief Maggie DeBord said in a statement. He said this in an email to Maj. Wilson Lee, a Chinese American who heads the Fax County Police Department's Criminal Justice Academy (CJA). report. Li signed her graduation certificate from the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy in what appeared to be a Chinese font with her real name, “Li Weishun.'' video report Displayed from the outlet.

“As we carry out our profession on a common platform written in English, I would like to follow the tradition of having graduates reissue their officer certificates with the name of their commander in English. I asked for it,” DeBord said in a statement. Exit. HPD has reportedly sent its first batch of officers to the academy since Lee took over as chief more than a year ago.

DeBord reportedly faced private criticism from Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) Chief Kevin Davis, who accused DeBord of being a racist. He is said to have made “other derogatory remarks” toward Mr. DeBord, which he said he “quickly dispelled.”

“When I requested that this change be addressed, it was not my intention to be racially insensitive. It is very concerning from a professional standpoint that HPD has always “embraced and celebrated diversity,” DeBord reportedly told NBC4 Washington. he added. (Related: Blue City cops sue for right to change race)

However, the FCPD reportedly said it was proud of Lee's leadership of the CJA and had no intention of heeding DeBord's request. In a statement to NBC4 Washington, FCPD said, “As we make historic strides to better reflect the communities we serve, our most recent recruiting classes are majority-minority.” ” he said. “Any expression of emotion that appears to call into question these realities is unfortunate and does not reflect Fairfax County’s commitment to the inclusive One Fairfax mission.”

Two out of every 10 people in Fairfax County are of Asian descent, the newspaper said.

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