A picture of Samuel Battle is displayed during a graduation ceremony for police cadets Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in New York. A century ago Tuesday, Battle became the first black person appointed to the... more 
A picture of Samuel Battle is displayed during a graduation ceremony for police cadets Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in New York. A century ago Tuesday, Battle became the first black person appointed to the New York Police Department, and in 1941, he became the city's first black parole commissioner. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Seth Wenig
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 2:31 PM EDT