Independent APG probe sought by NAACP's Mfume

March 07, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

NAACP President Kweisi Mfume called yesterday for an independent investigation of the sexual misconduct scandal at Aberdeen Proving Ground and said he has requested a meeting with Army Secretary Togo West.

Mfume said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People supported the work of its Harford County branch, but stopped short of saying black drill instructors are being unfairly targeted because of their race in the prosecution. The Harford branch previously called for an independent investigation.

"I'm convinced there are a lot of unanswered questions that really need clarity," Mfume said, adding that he hopes to meet soon with West.

Pub Date: 3/07/97

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