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Area cops: Racial tensions not issue here
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MONROE - As a nationwide debate regarding proper law enforcement in minority communities rages on, here at home, in area communities with comparatively little racial diversity, police officials say tension between minority groups and law enforcement is not a problem. Monroe Police Chief Fred Kelley said that his department sees very few non-white police candidates, much less applicants fluent in other languages. The most recent data from the United States Census Bureau estimates that 97.8 percent of Green County residents identify as white.