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Officer Brandon Hanks, who is known in the community for serving as a liaison between Black residents and the Syracuse Police Department, filed a …

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A Syracuse police officer is considering filing a $33 million lawsuit against the city, alleging the Syracuse Police Department discriminates and retaliates against its Black members. A notice of claim was filed by attorneys for officer Brandon Hanks in federal court. In addition to alleging discrimination in police ranks, Hanks states in the ...

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Once Officer Hanks filed a Notice of Claim against the Syracuse Police Department, for a systemic pattern of racial discrimination in employment opportunities based on race, his department retaliated against him by disciplining Officer Hanks a second time for the same incident he had already received disciplinary action for. Officer Brandon ...

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Syracuse, N.Y. — Brandon Hanks knew rumors persisted in the Syracuse Police Department that he was a gang member or affiliated with gangs. Some …

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Syracuse Officer Brandon Hanks garnered national attention in 2019 for videos that showed him competing in full police uniform in basketball games against neighborhood kids.

Syracuse police officer Brandon Hanks: Why I sued my own ...

Syracuse, N.Y. — Brandon Hanks knew rumors persisted in the Syracuse Police Department that he was a gang member or affiliated with gangs. Some …

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Officer Brandon Hanks, who is known in the community for serving as a liaison between Black residents and the Syracuse Police Department, filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against his co-workers. A Black officer in Syracuse, New York …

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Syracuse police officer brandon hanks, spd basketball racing facebook. A Black officer was a star that was rising. The "Jim Crow culture" of the department destroyed his career, says the prosecution. It's not a couple of minutes before Brandon Hanks comes for a handshake, even after walking through the front door.

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Officer Brandon Hanks near the court where he plays basketball with younger community members in Syracuse, N.Y., on Aug 14. (Mustafa Hussain/For The Washington Post)

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Hanks alleges that his familiarity with some of the citizens in the local area, along with him listening to rap music, that the Syracuse Police Department painted a picture that he is gang-affiliated, reports Syracuse.com.. On April 8, Capt. Timothy Gay, along with six other officers, generated a memo expressing their concerns on not only Hanks being tied to gangs, but possibly trafficking drugs.

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One of the most recognizable Syracuse Police officers, Brandon Hanks said in a new video from an event in New York City that the police department "cast him off as a gang member.

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Syracuse Police Officer Brandon Hanks speaks at a press conference in New York City, where he accused the department of treating him as an outcast.

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Brandon Hanks, alleges the police department cultivated a discriminatory culture.

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Hanks called the statements about his character "an ultimate violation.". "It's a clear, clear, clear – cut example of racism and discrimination," Hanks said. "This is what's been going on, and this needs to stop.". Police Chief Kenton Buckner is named in lawsuit, and he told the post that the task force position is still open ...

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Officer Brandon Hanks, who is known in the community for serving as a liaison between Black residents and the Syracuse Police Department, filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against his co-workers.

Brandon Hanks' journey from police recruit | The Stand

As a new recruit to the Syracuse Police Department participating in the six-month Police Academy, Hanks was accustomed to rigorous training — to waking up at 5 a.m. every day for endless circuits of push-ups, pull-ups, and wall-sits, to routine five-mile runs that span the entire city, to wrestling that often left him flat-out on the ground.

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But Hanks wasn't disciplined until July 1 — after the June 25 story on Syracuse.com — when he received a written reprimand in a letter signed by First Deputy Chief Joseph Cecile, according ...

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Officer Brandon Hanks stands near the local court where he often plays basketball with younger community members in Syracuse, N.Y., on Aug 14, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by ...

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Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse police officer Brandon Hanks, who is alleging the police department cultivated a "Jim Crow culture," filed his federal …

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Instead, Hanks said, he was with a close friend, a high school teacher in Syracuse, and the officer who pulled him over never asked for their identification. G/O Media may get a commission

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In the many pages of a lawsuit filed on behalf of Syracuse police officer Brandon Hanks, who is suing his own department, there are accounts of …

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Syracuse police officer Brandon Hanks is back on the job after being placed on administrative leave for a month. Hanks was one of two Syracuse …

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Officer Brandon Hanks' first tv interview about suing the Syracuse Police Department. *A Black police officer in Syracuse, New York is suing the city's police department over "blatant and ...

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CJN. Monday, August 16, 2021 - 6:55am. Brandon Hanks, 28, has become arguably the most well-known police officer in Syracuse. Hanks found viral fame in 2019 when his one-on-one basketball games with young people earned him an honor from the city. In his nearly five years with the police department, Hanks wants to show young Black people what ...

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"Officer Hanks has distinguished himself and the Syracuse Police Department by his actions and demonstrated community policing at its finest. It is our pleasure to award Officer Brandon Hanks with the 2019 Mayor's Achievement Medal," the department posted on its Facebook page.

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Officer Brandon Hanks has realized just how crucial these positive relationships are — particularly with the youth. So he came up with a creative way to befriend kids around Syracuse, New York. So he came up with a creative way to befriend kids around Syracuse, New York.