Study: In Tempe, AZ, COVID-19 pandemic had stronger impact on policing and crime than George Floyd’s death

03/11/22-Eureka Alert

“The killing of George Floyd and of other Black Americans by the police spurred unprecedented scrutiny of the police, protests, and calls for defunding. These occurred against the backdrop of the pandemic, which police responded to in myriad ways, and both the killings and the pandemic coincided with a large increase in violent crime,” CJRA Study.