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After year in spotlight, morale is down among US police

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Chelsea (United States) (AFP) – With US police under renewed scrutiny since the murder of African American George Floyd, the attention is starting to weigh on many officers who feel good cops are being unfairly lumped in with the bad ones. “That’s a conversation that you basically… hear almost every single day,” says Jose Rodriguez, an officer in the Boston suburb of Chelsea.  A year after Floyd’s death at the hands of a white policeman, many officers talk about ditching their careers in law enforcement, Rodriguez says, with morale “just down as a whole in our profession.” Floyd, who was 46,…

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