AP Poll: Over half of African Americans feel they are treated unfairly by police

3 of 5 black people said they or a family member were treated differently

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – In a new national survey, the majority of African Americans feel they’ve been treated unfairly by police.

More than three out of five black people who responded to the AP research said they or a family member were treated differently by members of law enforcement, and it had to do with their race.

22News spoke to a Springfield woman who said she’s always been treated the same as everyone else, but it’s hard to ignore some of the recent high profile stories across the country.

“I’ve never had issues like that. I try to stay out of the way of police officers so I don’t have that issue and abide by the law so we don’t have any issues,” said Shelcie Kyles.

Kyles added she supports the idea of police body cameras, and thinks they’d bring transparency and accountability to interactions between police and the public.

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