Douglas County Sheriff’s Department swears in first African-American woman

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — For more than 25 years, no African-American woman has served as a deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. That all changed today when Teshaunta Tiller was sworn in by the sheriff.

“I had a friend of mine go through the police academy last year and to be honest I saw the lack of minority women and I was like, I think I want to do this.” explains Teshaunta.

Deputy Tiller knew she would be a rare hire but this was always something she wanted to do.

“…but I kind of got distracted and then got married and had kids so it kind of went on the back burner for awhile.”

Douglas County officials say it’s not for lack of desire that it’s been so long since an…

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