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Toll newly felt as Asian-Americans rise in US police ranks

There were just 200 Asian-American officers in New York City 25 years ago; now, there are more than 2,100 in uniform, 6% of the total

Ms Tu, from Taiwan, passed the written test last year and is now waiting for her chance to join the police force while working as a double-decker- bus tour guide in Manhattan. Shes says: "I want to give back. I'm going to be one of the good guys."

Mr Ong, a retired police detective, says that, in the old days, people "would say things like, 'You're a cop? There are Chinese cops? I didn't know Chinese were cops'."

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