The Need for a Comprehensive Police Data Collection and Transparency Law in Arizona

By Jordan Blair Woods, Ashley Oddo, Devyn Arredondo & Yan Idrissov. 

Policing data is vital to improving police accountability and transparency. In 2021, Arizona enacted a law requiring law enforcement agencies in the state to collect and report data on officer use of force. Although a step in the right direction, the law does not require Arizona law enforcement agencies to collect and report data on other vital aspects of policing, such as traffic and pedestrian stops or complaints of officer misconduct. 

This Article underscores a need for Arizona to adopt a comprehensive police data collection and transparency law. Full Article.