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New Book "Good Cop, Black Cop"

Clayton Moore's memoir shares a highly engaging and personal account of his experiences as the first black police officer in small-town USA

Clayton Moore's memoir, "Good Cop, Black Cop: Guilty Until Proven Innocent," is an invitation to view the world through a lens that acknowledges but does not judge the color of a person's skin.

    FOSTORIA, OH, January 26, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Clayton Moore was the first African American hired onto the Fostoria, Ohio police force in 1986. In 2008, the City of Fostoria claimed 16 conduct violations against Moore and fired him. He challenged the decision, and the arbiter of the case — in a scathing rebuke against the city — reinstated Sgt. Moore, who went on to serve for another ten years, retiring in 2018.

A timely and unique account of the intersection of race and law enforcement in America, Moore shares his story in his new book: "Good Cop, Black Cop: Guilty Until Proven Innocent."

"My mission is to create change," says Moore, "change that relieves pain, gives hope, and empowers people, regardless of their color, to do something. This book is an invitation to stand up, kneel down, or reach out in some way to people you may not have otherwise, and to view the world through a lens that acknowledges but does not judge the color of a person's skin."

Inner Biases and Prejudices Are Real

Racial profiling. Police brutality. The Black Lives Matter movement. Defunding the police. In each of these present struggles, inner bias needs to be part of the conversation, Moore asserts.

"We all have inherent inner biases," he says. "In order to resolve them, we have to identify and acknowledge them in the first place."

With "Good Cop, Black Cop," Clayton Moore is opening the door for respectful dialogue on matters of racial equality and injustice in both communities and law enforcement.

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About: Communication expert, speaker, and retired police sergeant Clayton Moore is the author of "Good Cop, Black Cop: Guilty Until Proven Innocent." The book shares Moore's battle with and victory over racial discrimination as the first black officer in a small-town USA police force. #goodcopblackcop

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Clayton's parents moved to Fostoria, Ohio just prior to him starting school. A Fostoria native for the majority of his life, and Fostoria High School graduate, he became the city's first African American police officer.

Now retired from the police force, Moore spends his time working at a local gym, coaching high school sports, volunteering at the local sharing kitchen, and giving back to the community any way he can. He loves music, games, and traveling. Ask him about the UFO he saw when he was eight years old!

Moore holds a B.A. in communications from the University of Toledo, where he also earned his paralegal certificate. He also earned a certificate in micro computing from Stauzenberger College.

He is a member of the City of Fostoria Charter Review Commission, the Ohio Committee for the Imagine for Youth Organization, and the NW Findlay Organization for Basketball Officials.  

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