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
Police career
DepartmentUtah Public Safety
Years of service1980–2005
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.