How Police Protect And Serve

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco took office in 2011 with a bold plan: to create a cutting-edge intelligence program that could stop crime before it happened.⁠

It sounded like a pitch for a Hollywood blockbuster: Moneyball meets Minority Report.⁠

The agency devised an algorithm to predict who was likely to commit crimes in the future. But the machine Nocco built has turned into a system of organized harassment, extending beyond the people targeted.⁠

Deputies swarm homes in the middle of the night. They write tickets for missing mailbox numbers and overgrown grass. They come again and again, for any reason they can.⁠

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