Ron Stallworth

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Ron Stallworth
Ron Stallworth.jpg
Stallworth in 2019
Born (1953-06-18) June 18, 1953 (age 68)
Police career
DepartmentColorado Springs Police
Years of service1972–1980
RankDetective
Police career
DepartmentUtah Public Safety
Years of service1980–2005
RankSergeant
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[1][2] The 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman is based on his experiences.

References[change | change source]

  1. Taylor, M. (May 30, 2014). "The Black Undercover Cop Who Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado". Vice. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  2. Simon, S. (June 9, 2018). "How A Black Detective Infiltrated The KKK". NPR. Retrieved June 24, 2018.