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86% of officers say high-profile incidents between police and blacks have made their jobs harder
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January 11, 2017
Behind the Badge
Majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile fatal encounters between black citizens and police have made their jobs riskier, aggravated tensions between police and blacks and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform.
The wide-ranging survey, conducted with a nationally representative sample of nearly 8,000 police officers from departments with at least 100 officers, examines how police view their jobs, their departments and the people they serve.
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