[ oh-ver-puh-lees ]
/ ˌoʊ vər pəˈlis /
verb (used with object)
to police excessively, as by maintaining a large police presence or by responding aggressively to minor offenses: The panelists agreed that poor communities are overpoliced, and their residents are more likely to be Black and Latino.
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