Officials join with Uber in anti-human trafficking initiative before Super Bowl in Miami

MIAMI — MIAMI (AP) - Florida officials are partnering with the ridesharing service Uber to help stop human trafficking ahead of next year's Super Bowl in Miami.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Uber announced the initiative Wednesday.

Uber will be providing additional anti-human trafficking training sessions for its more than 100,000 Florida drivers ahead of the Super Bowl. Uber launched anti-sex trafficking training for this year's Super Bowl in Atlanta, where law enforcement netted 169 arrests in a sex trafficking sting around the time of the NFL championship game.

Moody is also serving on the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee's Executive Leadership Team in charge of anti-sex trafficking efforts and will work with the committee on additional human trafficking interdiction efforts.

After next year's game in Miami, the Super Bowl will be held in Tampa, Florida, in 2021.

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