Fractured Community-Police Relationships

In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the nation responded with a show of activism and civil unrest that has heretofore been unmatched. Calls for defunding the police and prioritizing police reform have swept across the country. Officers working the frontlines of 1st Amendment events and protests have been required to keep the community safe, often including the very protestors who are calling for their elimination or defunding. Visceral protest activities were aimed squarely at police officers.

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