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Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
From its headquarters in Boca Raton, GardaWorld has put unsafe trucks on the road, and its workers and unsuspecting motorists have suffered the consequences.
From its headquarters in Boca Raton, GardaWorld has put unsafe trucks on the road, and its workers and unsuspecting motorists have suffered the consequences.

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  1. Superintendent Kurt Browning attends a December School Board meeting.
    The group, which had given the district more than $1 million in grants, called the practice of providing student data to police “contrary” to its values.
  2. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco
    The staffer also has new business ties to the sheriff’s wife, corporate records show.
  3. Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville
    Prompted by a Tampa Bay Times investigation into the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the bill seeks greater transparency for intelligence-led police work.
  4. U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia.
    The school district shares student data with the Sheriff’s Office, which uses it to identify potential future criminals.
  5. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco addresses the media during a 2020 press conference.
    The groups want an independent board to review complaints alleging police misconduct.
  6. The GardaWorld armored truck where Johnathon Lue, 35, burned to death in May. The truck ignited after its driver lost control and went off a Phoenix highway.
    Three more people have died since the Times revealed safety problems at the Florida-based armored truck company.
  7. Chris Nocco speaks at a 2011 press conference after then Gov. Rick Scott appointed him sheriff of Pasco County.
    “I’m very blessed to have friends that are in high offices,” Nocco once said.
  8. A screenshot of the legal analysis published by the Future of Privacy Forum.
    A legal analysis by the Future of Privacy Forum found legal and ethical issues with the sheriff’s program and the school district’s inaction.
  9. Pasco County school superintendent Kurt Browning defended sharing student information with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at a School Board meeting on Tuesday.
    The comments followed a Times investigation that revealed the Sheriff’s Office was using grades to compile a list of kids at-risk of becoming criminals. “People post stuff to the internet,” he said.
  10. Pasco Schools superintendent Kurt Browning with Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco at a 2015 press conference.
    Parents and teachers demanded reviews into the Sheriff’s Office program. Some called for it to be canceled.
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