The city of Phoenix has begun the process to change the name of a road that uses a demeaning term for indigenous Native American women.
Phoenix officials voted Monday to divert nearly $3 million in savings from coronavirus relief funds to the newly-created civilian oversight committee.
The vote was rescheduled after more than 600 people spent hours 110-degree weather to demand the council take steps towards police accountability.
The proposed budget only allocates $400,000 to civilian oversight efforts, compared to the $3 million supporters say they need.
Activists who have long worked to increase civilian oversight of police in Phoenix powered their way to a big win Tuesday night.