Stallworth in 2019
|Born||June 18, 1953|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Department||Colorado Springs Police|
|Years of service||1972–1980|
|Department||Utah Public Safety|
|Years of service||1980–2005|
Ron Stallworth (born June 18, 1953) is a retired American police officer. He worked undercover to arrest members of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the late 1970s. He was the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. The 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman is based on his experiences.
References[change | change source]
- Taylor, M. (May 30, 2014). "The Black Undercover Cop Who Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado". Vice. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
- Simon, S. (June 9, 2018). "How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK". NPR. Retrieved June 24, 2018.