Active duty or retired, being a police officer is an identity. Law enforcement officers take an oath to serve and protect. This book is an extension of that mission.
Good Cop, Black Cop is a moving and timely memoir that reveals how racism impacts people on both sides of the "thin blue line." It's a real-world view into racial inequity in America and ends with Moore's thoughtful perspective on the Black Lives Matter movement and what we as a nation need to do to heal.
"Clayton Moore provides a highly engaging and personal account of his experiences ... His own fight for justice reveals a great deal about race relations in the United States, making it an essential book in these turbulent times."
- Robert Alexander, PhD., Director, Institute for Civics and Public Policy at Ohio Northern University; CNN contributor
"Former Sgt. Moore's book was compelling, insightful, heart-rending, and thought-provoking all at the same time. Recommended reading for anyone analyzing America's interaction with the police of today."
- Attorney and former Akron Municipal Court Chief Civil Magistrate and appointed Judge, Orlando J. Williams
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About the Author
Clayton Moore was the first African American hired onto the Fostoria, Ohio police force in 1986. In 2008, the City of Fostoria fired him, claiming Moore had violated the officer code of conduct sixteen times. 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. Moore remains actively involved in his community. Good Cop, Black Cop: Guilty Until Proven Innocent is his first book.