Overtown is one square mile in Miami of grinding poverty and crime. Its residents, mostly black, so distrust cops that they’ll call them only when it’s time to pick up a body.
“When you get a call in Overtown, you come prepared,” said Officer Malcolm Moyse.
Overtown is Officer Moyse’s beat. It’s a tough place for a cop to build trust.
“Let me ask you something. What’s your attitude towards cops today?” correspondent Mark Strassmann asked a resident.
“Today, really, I just decided to keep my distance to tell you the truth,” the man said.
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