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Tampa Bay Times nabs 13th Pulitzer

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The Tampa Bay Times won its 13th Pulitzer Prize for local reporting on a yearlong investigation into the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office’s use of computer modeling to identify potential crime suspects.

The series, “Targeted,” was written and researched by Times reporters Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi.

The 2020 series exposed Pasco’s reliance on intelligence-led policing, a controversial practice in which the agency closely monitored 1,000 people, including children, identified as high risk for breaking laws.

That information often put the children on the Sheriff’s list of potential criminals, subjecting them to repeated visits from deputies that many considered harassment.

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