The Reasons Behind Witnesses Being Hesitant to Communicate with Law Enforcement Following a Crime.
In March, the Department of Justice released a report outlining examples of discrimination by LMPD in some arrest cases.
LMPD is asking for tips from the public to help solve crimes, including a recent mass shooting in Chickasaw Park that left two dead. However, some people may be reluctant to come forward if they don’t feel they will benefit from law enforcement or if they don’t have confidence in the police. The Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, Josh Crawford, explained that communities want more law enforcement to keep them safe, but they may not feel that police can do their jobs reliably or fairly based on past interactions. Building trust between police and communities is crucial for making neighborhoods safer.