Stories tagged: "civilian oversight"

woman writes "defund the police" in chalk on asphalt
What Fueled the Fire to Defund Police in Arizona

Jamaar Williams of BLM Metro Phoenix said defunding and disbanding police departments is neither radical nor unrealistic.

protesters holding signs, one saying "Defund Police"
Activists Call for Phoenix to Defund Police, Give More Money to Oversight Amid Protests

The proposed budget only allocates $400,000 to civilian oversight efforts, compared to the $3 million supporters say they need.

Phoenix Police Oversight
Phoenix Just Voted to Give More Power to Civilians Overseeing Police

Activists who have long worked to increase civilian oversight of police in Phoenix powered their way to a big win Tuesday night.