Charles D. Ellison

Charles D. Ellison is a veteran political strategist and regular contributor to The Root. He is also Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Tribune, chief political correspondent for Uptown magazine, Sunday Washington insider for WDAS-FM in Philadelphia and a panelist on MSNBC’s Hardball With Chris Matthews. Follow him on Twitter.

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Feb. 26 2015 3:00 AM
Studies show that while African-American police officers are much like their white counterparts in arrest rates, their presence enhances the credibility of the entire police force within the black community.