Pew: 86% of U.S. police officers say high-profile killings make their jobs tougher
- The vast majority of police officers believe deaths of black Americans by police -- though isolated -- have made their jobs more difficult, according to a new Pew Research survey released Wednesday.
Pew interviewed 7,917 law enforcement officers in departments with at least 100 officers. Eighty-six percent said the high-profile killings have made their jobs tougher. Only 12 percent said there is no difference.READ MORE: Sheriff Clarke rips 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!' as 'fake news' that led to police officers shot dead
Seventy-two percent said they are reluctant to stop and question those who seem suspicious. And 75 percent said their interactions with blacks are now more intense.(Excerpt) Read more at: upi.com ...
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