Date:September 3, 2020; November 22, 2020; December 24, 2020
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office invented an algorithm to predict which residents might break the law. Then, it assigned deputies to continuously monitor and harass them. In just four years, the department used the formula to target nearly 1,000 people with tactics former deputies said were meant to make them move out of the county or file a lawsuit. At least 1 in 10 were younger than 18.