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Crisis in College Hill: Sandra Freedman and Police/Community Relations in Tampa, FL


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    When a riot sparked by a police killing erupts near the College Hill Homes public housing project in her city, Tampa, Florida, Mayor Sandra Freedman must find a way to end the racially charged looting and violence, as well as respond to charges of police brutality voiced by the black community. For Freedman, the event caps four months of growing racial unrest in her city, aggravated by several earlier incidents, including the much-publicized arrest of a local hero-New York Mets pitching ace Dwight Goodin-which ended in a violent brawl amid accusations of police brutality and racism. 

    Learning Objective:
    The case asks students how Freedman should manage the crisis, and what steps she might take to restore racial harmony in Tampa.

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    Publication Date: January 1, 1990
    HKS Case Number: 977.0
    Case Author: Howard Husock
    Faculty Lead: Nancy Kates
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 15
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: US & Canada
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