Survey: Public trust in police down

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A survey indicates public trust in law enforcement is on the decline.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – So what is the level of public trust in police?

According to a local PR firm, not as much as it used to be.

In Albuquerque, the survey showed only 33-percent say they trust the police.

That’s a 19-percent drop since 2011 when public trust was at 52-percent.

The survey for Albuquerque is not limited to APD.

It was conducted in late February and early March.

That means it was conducted before the James Boyd shooting which sparked a string protests across the city and calls for top officials to step down.

News 13 contacted APD to get their reaction to the survey.

They declined to comment saying they wanted to see the full survey and questionnaire first. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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