May 8, 2019 - Police Shooting Not Justified, Hamden Residents Say 6-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Approval Of Local Police Is 2-1, With Racial Differences Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Hamden residents say 66 - 11 percent that the April 16 shooting incident involving a Hamden police officer was not justified, but residents approve 62 - 29 percent of the job Hamden police are doing, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

"This survey suggests that Hamdenites regard the incident as an aberration, rather than indicative of how the Hamden Police Department operates," said Quinnipiac University School of Law Professor William Dunlap.

There are pronounced racial differences in attitudes about police, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds:
  • The April 16 shooting was not justified, according to 88 percent of black residents, 60 percent of white residents and 68 percent of Hispanic residents;
  • Overall approval of Hamden police is 50 - 43 percent among black residents, 67 - 26 percent among white residents and 66 - 24 percent among Hispanic residents.
The strongest support for police is that Hamden residents say 79 - 15 percent they can trust local police to do what is right. That includes 85 - 11 percent among white residents, 67 - 24 percent among black residents and 78 - 14 percent among Hispanic residents.

Hamden residents say 85 - 8 percent that local police should make greater efforts to build relationships with communities of color. That includes 82 percent of white residents, 94 percent of black residents and 85 percent of Hispanic residents.

Residents also say 52 - 43 percent they would like to see more walking or biking police patrols in their neighborhood. White residents are divided 49 - 47 percent. Support for more walking or biking police patrols is 63 - 35 percent among black residents and 63 - 33 percent among Hispanic residents.

"These differences among racial groups seem to be typical of attitudes reported in other cities in the wake of police shootings around the country," Dunlap said.

There is a striking racial division as 66 percent of black Hamden residents say they personally worry about being the victim of police violence, compared to 12 percent of white residents and 39 percent of Hispanic residents.

Police mistreatment of people of color is a serious problem in Hamden, 31 percent of

residents say. In contrast, 72 percent of Hamden residents say police mistreatment of people of color is a serious problem in the U.S.

"This is reminiscent of many political polls," Dunlap said, "that show very high disapproval rates for Congress generally, but high approval ratings for the respondents' own senators or representative."

Hamden residents say 47 - 38 percent that local police do not have enough training to know when they need to fire their weapon.

And residents support 93 - 4 percent the use of body cameras activated automatically by a specific action such as when an officer opens a police car door or by the sound of gunfire.

"The overwhelming public support for body cams that activate automatically will probably not be lost on the Police Department and the Legislative Council," Dunlap added. "And there seems to be some public concern about levels of firearms training, as well."

April 16 Police Shooting

Seventy percent of Hamden residents say the officers involved in the April 16 shooting should be disciplined, including 64 percent of white residents, 91 percent of black residents and 74 percent of Hispanic residents.

But only 38 percent of Hamden residents say the officers should be fired, including 30 percent of white residents, 66 percent of black residents and 44 percent of Hispanic residents. There are similar results on whether the officers should face criminal charges: 36 percent of all residents, including 28 percent of white residents, 64 percent of black residents and 38 percent of Hispanic residents say they should face charges.

From May 2 - 6, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,699 Hamden adults with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, including the design effect.

This survey was conducted as a community service, prompted by a request from the Town of Hamden. As in all other polls, the Quinnipiac University Poll maintained total independence in developing the questions, conducting the survey and reporting the results.

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1. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Hamden today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied       10%    11%     9%     9%    12%    20%    12%    10%     8%     9%
Smwht satisfied      46     45     47     44     54     47     51     44     42     46
Smwht dissatisfied   25     24     26     26     22     18     25     27     26     23
Very dissatisfied    16     16     15     18      8     11      7     17     23     20
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      4      4      4      2      2      3
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Very satisfied       10%     9%    11%     8%    16%     8%    13%    10%
Smwht satisfied      43     45     48     41     54     53     54     54
Smwht dissatisfied   25     27     26     26     19     25     23     21
Very dissatisfied    19     17     12     23      7     10      7      8
DK/NA                 3      3      4      2      4      4      3      6
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the - police in the United States are doing their job?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    57%    49%    62%    25%    54%    43%    48%    65%    61%
Disapprove           35     31     39     26     65     34     47     38     25     26
DK/NA                12     12     12     12     10     12     10     14     10     13
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Approve              65%    60%    53%    70%    32%    20%    25%    26%
Disapprove           25     26     34     19     52     75     68     61
DK/NA                10     14     12     11     17      5      7     13
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the - Hamden police are doing their job?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              62%    68%    57%    67%    50%    66%    53%    60%    69%    72%
Disapprove           29     24     34     26     43     24     40     31     23     19
DK/NA                 8      7      9      7      7      9      7      9      8      8
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Approve              72%    63%    59%    74%    57%    43%    47%    52%
Disapprove           23     27     35     18     32     53     47     40
DK/NA                 5      9      6      8     11      4      7      8
 
 
4. In the last few years, have you had any direct experience with the Hamden police?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  45%    50%    40%    46%    40%    42%    46%    55%    46%    30%
No                   55     50     60     54     60     58     54     45     53     69
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      1
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes                  52%    40%    50%    41%    40%    40%    47%    27%
No                   47     59     50     58     60     60     53     73
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
 
4a. (If yes/direct experience q4) Thinking about the way the Hamden police treated you, would you say that your experience with the Hamden police was positive or negative?
                     DIRECT EXPERIENCE Q4.......................................
                                                        AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Positive             83%    83%    83%    88%    75%    83%    78%    86%    90%
Negative             14     14     13      9     23     13     20     11      8
DK/NA                 3      3      3      4      3      4      3      3      2
 
 
5. In the last few years, have you had to call the police?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  37%    35%    39%    38%    29%    40%    33%    47%    39%    28%
No                   63     65     61     62     71     60     67     53     61     71
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes                  37%    40%    40%    37%    26%    32%    32%    20%
No                   63     60     60     63     74     68     68     79
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
5a. (If called police q5) Would you say that the police responded to your call in a reasonable amount of time, or wouldn't you say that?
                     CALLED POLICE Q5...........................................
                                                        AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Reasonable       86%    89%    84%    90%    84%    78%    85%    91%    96%
No                   11      9     13      8      9     18     13      7      2
DK/NA                 3      2      3      1      7      4      2      1      2
 
 
5b. (If called police q5) Would you say that you were satisfied with the way the police responded, or wouldn't you say that?
                     CALLED POLICE Q5...........................................
                                                        AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Satisfied        81%    84%    79%    86%    66%    72%    78%    90%    90%
No                   16     14     17     12     25     22     22      8      7
DK/NA                 3      2      4      1      9      6      -      2      2
 
 
6. Would you like to see more walking or biking police patrols in your neighborhood, or not?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/More patrols     52%    48%    56%    49%    63%    63%    44%    56%    62%    51%
No                   43     46     41     47     35     33     53     40     35     43
DK/NA                 4      5      3      5      2      4      3      5      3      6
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/More patrols     44%    52%    42%    54%    59%    67%    60%    71%
No                   50     44     54     41     39     32     38     27
DK/NA                 5      4      4      5      2      1      2      1
 
 
7. In general, would you say that you can trust the Hamden police to do what's right, or wouldn't you say that?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Trust            79%    82%    78%    85%    67%    78%    75%    73%    86%    87%
No                   15     13     16     11     24     14     22     19      9      7
DK/NA                 6      5      6      4     10      8      3      8      5      7
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Trust            86%    84%    79%    90%    70%    64%    65%    67%
No                   10     12     18      5     20     27     27     19
DK/NA                 4      4      3      4     10      9      8     14
 
 
8. Would you say that Hamden police officers engage with the Hamden community in a positive way, or wouldn't you say that?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Positive         68%    71%    66%    73%    54%    69%    69%    67%    68%    67%
No                   16     14     18     13     27     18     21     18     14     12
DK/NA                16     15     16     14     19     13     10     15     18     21
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Positive         74%    72%    74%    72%    58%    51%    56%    47%
No                   10     14     16     10     23     30     27     29
DK/NA                15     14     10     18     19     19     17     24
 
 
9. Do you think that the Hamden police should make greater efforts to build relationships with - the Hamden community, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Greater efforts  83%    82%    84%    80%    92%    85%    90%    83%    82%    75%
No                   11     14     10     14      5      9      6     13     14     14
DK/NA                 5      5      6      6      3      7      4      4      4     11
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Greater efforts  80%    79%    84%    76%    91%    94%    94%    92%
No                   15     13     12     15      8      2      5      6
DK/NA                 5      7      4      8      1      4      2      2
 
 
10. Do you think that the Hamden police should make greater efforts to build relationships with - communities of color, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Greater efforts  85%    81%    88%    82%    94%    85%    95%    82%    82%    77%
No                    8     11      6     10      4      8      4     10     14      9
DK/NA                 7      8      6      8      2      7      1      8      4     13
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Greater efforts  79%    85%    88%    78%    93%    95%    96%    93%
No                   13      8      7     13      6      3      4      5
DK/NA                 9      7      6      9      2      2      -      1
 
 
11. Would you support or oppose police body cameras that are automatically turned on by one or more particular events, such as an officer opening his patrol car door, or by the sound of gunfire?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              93%    93%    93%    93%    96%    94%    95%    91%    94%    91%
Oppose                4      4      4      3      1      4      2      6      4      3
DK/NA                 3      3      4      3      3      2      2      2      3      6
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Support              93%    94%    94%    93%    98%    95%    97%    95%
Oppose                3      3      3      3      1      1      1      2
DK/NA                 3      3      2      4      1      4      2      3
 
 
12. Do you think the - police in the United States are generally tougher on whites than on blacks, tougher on blacks than on whites, or do the police treat them both the same?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Tougher on whites     2%     2%     2%     2%     1%     5%     3%     2%     1%     2%
Tougher on blacks    60     53     67     55     85     59     70     60     57     51
Treat the same       29     36     24     35     10     27     24     31     32     36
DK/NA                 8      9      8      8      4      9      3      7     10     12
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Tougher on whites     2%     2%     2%     1%     2%     1%     -      4%
Tougher on blacks    50     59     61     50     79     90     86     83
Treat the same       40     31     32     38     15      6     12      7
DK/NA                 9      8      4     11      5      4      2      6
 
 
13. Do you think the - Hamden police are generally tougher on whites than on blacks, tougher on blacks than on whites, or do the police treat them both the same?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Tougher on whites     2%     1%     2%     2%     1%     5%     2%     1%     1%     1%
Tougher on blacks    35     30     39     28     56     42     45     37     29     25
Treat the same       45     52     39     50     31     42     42     43     48     51
DK/NA                19     17     20     20     12     12     11     19     21     22
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Tougher on whites     1%     3%     2%     1%     2%     -      -      2%
Tougher on blacks    26     30     34     24     44     67     62     47
Treat the same       54     46     45     53     44     20     33     29
DK/NA                19     21     19     21     10     13      6     22
 
 
14. Do you think that the mistreatment of people of color by the police is a serious problem in - the United States, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Serious problem  72%    65%    78%    66%    93%    82%    83%    67%    66%    66%
No                   23     28     18     28      5     15     14     27     27     26
DK/NA                 6      7      5      7      2      3      3      5      6      8
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Serious problem  59%    71%    71%    62%    93%    93%    93%    94%
No                   33     23     23     31      5      5      5      3
DK/NA                 8      6      5      7      2      2      1      2
 
 
15. Do you think that the mistreatment of people of color by the police is a serious problem in - Hamden, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Serious problem  31%    26%    35%    26%    47%    32%    39%    35%    26%    20%
No                   53     59     48     56     41     55     49     47     59     61
DK/NA                16     15     17     18     12     13     12     19     15     19
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Serious problem  23%    29%    34%    20%    37%    56%    52%    41%
No                   61     52     47     63     54     31     41     39
DK/NA                16     19     19     17      9     14      7     20
 
 
16. When faced with a possible criminal situation, do you think - police in the United States generally use excessive force against suspects, or generally use the appropriate amount of force against suspects?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excessive force      40%    38%    43%    31%    68%    47%    54%    41%    33%    27%
Appropriate force    47     52     42     57     19     41     37     47     55     55
DK/NA                13     10     15     12     13     11      9     12     12     17
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Excessive force      30%    32%    40%    24%    62%    73%    68%    69%
Appropriate force    62     53     51     62     21     17     20     16
DK/NA                 8     15      9     14     17      9     12     15
 
 
17. When faced with a possible criminal situation, do you think - Hamden police generally use excessive force against suspects, or generally use the appropriate amount of force against suspects?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excessive force      21%    21%    20%    17%    33%    25%    31%    21%    16%    12%
Appropriate force    62     67     58     68     53     66     59     60     68     65
DK/NA                17     12     21     15     14      9     10     19     16     23
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Excessive force      17%    16%    23%    12%    29%    37%    36%    30%
Appropriate force    73     64     64     71     56     50     54     49
DK/NA                10     20     13     18     15     13     10     21
 
 
18. Do you think that the - police in the United States have enough training to determine when it is necessary to fire their gun, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Enough           33%    38%    29%    39%    16%    27%    31%    32%    37%    33%
No                   59     55     62     52     79     68     66     58     54     54
DK/NA                 8      7      9      9      5      5      2     10      9     13
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Enough           43%    35%    39%    38%    23%    10%    15%    15%
No                   49     55     55     50     75     83     81     80
DK/NA                 8     10      6     11      2      7      5      4
 
 
19. Do you think that the - Hamden police have enough training to determine when it is necessary to fire their gun, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Enough           38%    44%    32%    41%    30%    28%    38%    34%    42%    36%
No                   47     43     51     41     62     64     53     47     43     42
DK/NA                15     13     17     18      8      7      9     19     15     22
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Enough           47%    37%    40%    42%    40%    22%    32%    23%
No                   40     42     43     39     52     71     62     64
DK/NA                14     21     17     19      8      8      5     13
 
 
20. Is being the victim of police violence something you personally worry about or not?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Worry            27%    24%    29%    12%    66%    39%    33%    32%    22%    17%
No                   72     75     70     87     33     60     67     67     77     82
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      -      1      1      1
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Worry            13%    11%    12%    11%    57%    73%    70%    58%
No                   87     88     87     88     42     25     29     39
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      2      1      2
 
 
21. How much have you heard about the police shooting in New Haven on April 16th that involved a Hamden police officer and a Yale Police officer: a lot, some, a little, or nothing at all?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
A lot                64%    61%    67%    60%    83%    64%    59%    63%    71%    66%
Some                 21     22     20     24     10     19     28     20     16     16
A little              9     10      9     11      5      9      8     11     10     11
Nothing at all        5      5      4      5      2      7      5      4      3      5
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
A lot                59%    61%    53%    67%    76%    89%    85%    82%
Some                 25     23     30     18     13      8      9     10
A little             11     10     11     11      7      3      5      5
Nothing at all        4      5      6      4      4      -      1      3
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
 
21a. Do you think that the officers were justified in firing their guns at two people who were in a car in New Haven that matched the description of a car involved with an alleged armed robbery in Hamden, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Justified        11%    12%    10%    13%     3%    11%     9%    10%    10%    15%
No                   66     61     69     60     88     68     74     63     67     57
Heard nothing q21     5      5      4      5      2      7      5      4      3      5
DK/NA                19     22     17     22      7     14     13     23     20     23
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Justified        15%    12%    12%    14%     3%     3%     3%     4%
No                   57     62     63     59     84     92     90     86
Heard nothing q21     4      5      6      4      4      -      1      3
DK/NA                25     21     20     24      9      5      6      7
 

*Asked of respondents who answered heard a lot, some, or a little in q21. Those who answered heard nothing at all were coded as heard nothing q21 for q21a-e.


21b. Do you think the officers involved with this shooting should be - disciplined, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Disciplined      70%    66%    74%    64%    91%    74%    78%    68%    70%    61%
No                    9     10      8     12      1      8      7      8     10     14
Heard nothing q21     5      5      4      5      2      7      5      4      3      5
DK/NA                16     19     14     19      6     11     10     20     17     20
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Disciplined      61%    67%    68%    63%    86%    95%    93%    87%
No                   14     11     10     13      1      1      1      1
Heard nothing q21     4      5      6      4      4      -      1      3
DK/NA                21     17     17     20      9      3      5      9
 
 
21c. Do you think the officers involved with this shooting should be - fired, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Fired            38%    35%    40%    30%    66%    44%    56%    37%    31%    20%
No                   33     33     33     38     20     28     25     30     39     46
Heard nothing q21     5      5      4      5      2      7      5      4      3      5
DK/NA                24     26     23     27     12     21     14     29     27     28
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Fired            28%    31%    38%    22%    63%    68%    77%    47%
No                   39     38     31     45     20     20     15     29
Heard nothing q21     4      5      6      4      4      -      1      3
DK/NA                30     26     25     29     14     11      7     20
 
 
21d. Do you think the officers involved with this shooting should be - charged with any criminal offenses, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Charged          36%    33%    39%    28%    64%    38%    53%    37%    28%    22%
No                   33     35     31     36     23     34     28     29     36     40
Heard nothing q21     5      5      4      5      2      7      5      4      3      5
DK/NA                27     27     26     31     11     21     14     29     33     33
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Charged          25%    30%    38%    20%    58%    69%    70%    57%
No                   38     34     31     41     26     20     22     20
Heard nothing q21     4      5      6      4      4      -      1      3
DK/NA                33     30     25     36     12     11      8     20
 
 
21e. As you may know, the officers involved with this shooting only turned on their body cameras after the shooting, or did not turn them on at all. Do you think the officers involved with this shooting should face disciplinary action for not turning on their body cameras, or don't you think so?
                     ADULTS............................................................
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Face action      77%    72%    82%    74%    90%    79%    84%    74%    77%    72%
No                    8     10      6     10      3      9      5      8     11     11
Heard nothing q21     5      5      4      5      2      7      5      4      3      5
DK/NA                10     13      8     11      6      4      6     14     10     11
 
                     WHITE...................    BLACK...................
                                   AGE IN YRS                  AGE IN YRS
                     Men    Wom    18-49  50+    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Yes/Face action      70%    77%    76%    73%    82%    96%    89%    90%
No                   11      8      7     12      6      1      4      2
Heard nothing q21     4      5      6      4      4      -      1      3
DK/NA                15      9     10     11      9      3      6      5