George Floyd’s Death Raises Animosity Towards Police Officers
The fear of police spreads rapidly following George Floyd’s death. The loss of trust due to police brutality has brought about extreme fear and a lack of cooperation with law enforcement in America.
A working paper illustrates how the fear of police destroys civilian engagement and crime reporting changes with police; Comparing data across eight different cities and detecting a massive decline in the ratio of 911 call volume compared to the shootings immediately after George Floyd’s death.
The rate of 911 police-related calls was flat, while the shooting rate was high. This problem measures how civilians are affected by Floyd’s death, thereby decreasing their willingness to call the police.