Phoenix Area: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office ‘encouraged’ despite report showing racial bias continues

A recent report found that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office continues to show racial bias in traffic stops, although the agency said it was “encouraged” by the results.

The 112-page report is part of the agency’s court-ordered supervision following racial profiling that occurred under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Completed last month by CNA, a Virginia-based not-for-profit research organization, the report analyzes data on the 24,999 traffic stops made by MCSO deputies from July 2017 to December 2018.