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Chief Foti: A CNN Champion For Change

With his calm demeanor, commitment to equality and constant outreach to the public, Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas has earned the respect of all Westporters.

This coming week, the entire country will share in our pride.

“Champions for Change” — CNN’s week-long series highlighting “bright examples of humanity who give hope and inspiration” — returns for a 6th year tomorrow. On Saturday, September 24 (8 p.m.), Dr. Sanjay Gupta hosts an hour-long special featuring all 12 champions.

One of them is Chief Foti.

A camera crew spent several days in Westport last month, filming interviews with him, other officers, town officials and Foti fans.

Among them: CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota, a fellow Westporter. CNN says her “passion for law enforcement stems back to her time as a justice correspondent. Now she introduces us to a top cop in the state she calls home. Chief Foti Koskinas and his Westport, Connecticut police force are restoring faith in American law enforcement with innovative community involvement. The beloved local Chief immigrated to the US as a boy, speaking no English, and grew up to be a nationally esteemed law enforcement visionary.”

In addition to being part of the September 24 special, Foti’s piece airs twice: Wednesday, September 21 (during the 2 p.m. hour) and Friday, September 23 (during the 11 a.m. hour).

Alisyn will introduce both pieces during the newscast. It will likely be in the second half of the hour, after hard news.

Click here for CNN’s promo video. (Hat tip: Marshall Kiev)

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