Members of the Baltimore Police Department stand guard outside the department’s Western District police station during a protest for Freddie Gray, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new poll says less than half of Maryland residents agree that people of all races receive equal treatment by the police in their communities.
The poll released Monday by Goucher College asked residents questions relating to policing in their communities and the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore.
The poll found 27 percent of Black residents who responded agreed that people of all races receive equal police treatment. That compares to 60 percent of White respondents.
The poll also found that 82 percent say they are paying “some” or “a lot” of attention to the case, while 17 percent say they are paying “no” or “a little” attention to it.
The survey conducted last week has a 3.9 percentage-point margin of error. It polled 636 residents.