Less than a week after being named the city’s new police commissioner, William Evans promoted six members of minority groups to the post of deputy superintendent, a widespread shake-up that he said will result in the most diverse command staff in department history.
“We are most pleased that the makeup of this command staff underscores our commitment to a Police Department that represents and reflects the diversity of the neighborhoods that it serves,” Evans said in a statement.
He declined to comment directly on the changes, which become effective Wednesday.
Evans promoted four black men, two lieutenants and two sergeant detectives; one Hispanic woman, who is currently a sergeant detective; and an Asian man, now a lieutenant. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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