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Poll shows significant distrust of police in US

3 Feb
Hundreds rally outside LAPD headquarters over the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford, Aug 11, 2014.

Hundreds rally outside LAPD headquarters over the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford, Aug 11, 2014.

Press TV recently published an insightful article detailing the results of a new poll regarding police and community relations. The poll has found a significant distrust of police in the United States, where many Americans believe police target minorities unfairly and often lie for their own interests.

The survey released on Thursday by the Reuters and IPSOS polling organization shows that 31 percent of Americans feel that some officers “routinely lie to serve their own interests.”

That number jumps to 45 percent among African Americans and 43 percent among Latinos.

The survey also found that 70 percent of African Americans and 52 percent of Latinos believe “police officers tend to unfairly target minorities”. About 30 percent of whites feel that way.

Read more here: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/16/393390/Significant-distrust-of-police-in-US-Poll

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