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Local leaders say police-community relations are good throughout Michigan, but those in large cities are concerned about potential unrest over police use-of-force

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February 2016


This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ assessments of police-community relations, concern over the potential for civil unrest, and the use of a range of law enforcement policies, practices, and equipment in their jurisdiction. The findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Fall 2015 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

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