Stories tagged: "Phoenix Police"


Mayor Kate Gallego
No Charges for Officer Who Allegedly Threatened to Shoot Phoenix Mayor

A Maricopa County Attorney’s Office spokesperson said it “cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer’s statements constituted a ‘true threat.’ The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that it won’t file criminal charges against a Phoenix police officer who allegedly threatened to shoot the city’s mayor. Mayor Kate Gallego was given additional law...

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Seven Months After George Floyd’s Killing — Has Policing Really Changed in Arizona?

Maricopa County-area law enforcement have shot at more people in the months since Floyd's death than during the same time frame in previous years.

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Phoenix Police Say Officers Are Trained to Handle Mental Health Crises. Activists Say They Shouldn’t Be Involved at All.

A 2018 study on the Phoenix Police Department found that nearly 45% of respondents said officers only made the situation worse. Protesters over the summer called for defunding Phoenix police, motivated in part by a deep skepticism about officers’ ability to properly handle mental health crises. Activists point to police shooting deaths of mentally ill...

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Domestic Violence Homicides Surged This Year and Advocates Fear It Could Happen Again

Advocates fear a second wave of the coronavirus could have deadly results for those trapped in already-tenuous cohabitation situations.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies watch the crowd during a pro Trump rally from the steps of the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.
Cops Treat Armed Trump Supporters With Kid Gloves While BLM Gets Tear Gassed, Activists Say

Local activists say the differences in handling of racial justice activists and far-right protesters highlight disparities embedded in the system.

State Trooper Who Killed Dion Johnson on Paid Administrative Leave as Prosecutors Review Case

The County Attorney’s Office received findings this week from an investigation into the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old Black man on Memorial Day weekend.

Máxima Guerrero
While DACA Survives SCOTUS, One Recipient Was Just Threatened With Deportation

Although no charges were filed against her, Máxima Guerrero's arrest last month nearly landed her in an immigration detention center.