Detroit Residents’ Trust in Police Shaped by History of Police Contact

March 5, 2024


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U-M’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study surveyed residents about their personal experiences with police in July 2020, shortly after George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. According to the survey data, 37 percent of residents reported experiencing personal or proximate contact with police in July 2020, with 17 percent of Detroiters either personally experiencing or knew someone who experienced forceful police contact. In this article from the Ford School, DMACS experts evaluate and contextualize the data and analyze what it means for police reform.

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