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POLL: Nearly half believe El Cajon police justified in shooting death of Alfred Olango

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 13:35:46-04
SAN DIEGO -- San Diegans are split on whether the shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon Tuesday afternoon was justified, according to a poll released Friday. 
 
45 percent of those surveyed think the shooting was justified, 34 percent believe it was unjustified and 20 percent are unsure, according to the 10News/San Diego Union Tribune poll conducted by SurveyUSA. 
 
In terms of their own communities, only 29 percent of respondents say they trust “almost everything” that police officials say. 41 percent “trust much” of what police say and 19 percent “trust about half.”
 
When asked if, in their communities, it is their perception that police treat everyone the same, 47 percent of respondents say yes. 44 percent believe that police treat some people differently than others. 9 percent were unsure. 
 
750 people were polled with seven questions. The margin of error ranged from 2.7 to 4 percent.