Star Tribune- Poll: Minnesotans view police positively

by Nicole Norfleet | August 31, 2015
Minnesotans’ opinions on police appear to be “overwhelmingly positive,” according to survey results released Monday by the state’s largest law enforcement organization.

Minnesotans’ opinions on police appear to be “overwhelmingly positive,” according to survey results released Monday by the state’s largest law enforcement organization.

Despite national and local fatal shootings by officers that have thrust police into a more scrutinizing spotlight, 90 percent of Minnesotans polled said they approved of the way their local police handled its job and 86 percent said their personal interactions with local police have been positive, according to the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA).

Out of 450 people surveyed on June 15 and 16, 85 percent said they trusted officers to have good judgment in their use of deadly force and 55 percent said that recent events around the country involving police haven't altered their perception of law enforcement in their local area at all.
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