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Open Policing Project Looks At States To Measure Officers' Racially-Biased Behavior

Civil-rights activists in Arizona have long been on the lookout for patterns of racially-biased behavior by law enforcement officers. Those concerns ramped up during the years Joe Arpaio was Maricopa County sheriff.

A new effort by Stanford called the Open Policing Project looked at a number of states, including Arizona, from 2011 to 2015 to measure whether people of color were pulled over and searched more often by officers.

For more information, we spoke with Stanford’s Cheryl Phillips and Joe Flaherty of Phoenix New Times.

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.