Maricopa County Voters Want Top Prosecutor To Hold Police Accountable

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Executive Summary

New polling from Data For Progress and The Justice Collaborative Institute shows bipartisan support among Maricopa County voters for a County Attorney who will embrace new police accountability measures and support new protections against police violence.  Our research found that: 

  • 59% of voters, including 52% of Republicans, are more likely to vote for a County Attorney who will create a public list of law enforcement officers who have a history of misconduct or disciplinary problems, and not accept their cases for prosecution or rely on them for testimony; 
  • 66% of likely voters, including 62% of Republicans, are more likely to vote for a County Attorney who will create an independent unit for the investigation and charging for incidents of police violence against citizens; 
  • 67% of voters, including 67% of Republicans, are more likely to vote for a County Attorney who supports banning chokeholds, like the kind that killed George Floyd; 
  • 66% of voters, including 49% of Republicans, are more likely to vote for a County Attorney who supports banning no-knock warrants, like the kind that led to Breonna Taylor’s death; and 
  • 74% of voters, including 76% of Republicans, are more likely to vote for a County Attorney who supports requiring body-worn cameras for all police officers, and speedy public disclosure of these videos.