Stories tagged: "Phoenix Police"


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Want That Police Bodycam Footage? It Might Cost You.

Critics of a bill that would allow cities to charge for public records requests of police recordings—which is currently free to the public—could have a chilling effect on police transparency and accountability.

A large homeless encampment is shown in Phoenix, on Aug. 5, 2020. On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, a federal judge temporarily halted the city of Phoenix from conducting sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Judge Orders Phoenix to Stop Sweeps of Homeless Encampments

A federal judge has temporarily halted the city of Phoenix from conducting sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown.

FILE - A large homeless encampment is shown in Phoenix, Aug. 5, 2020. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, the ACLU of Arizona filed a complaint against the city of Phoenix to block the planned resumption of cleanup sweeps it says have displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and other meager belongings at a huge homeless encampment downtown. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
ACLU Sues City of Phoenix to Stop Sweeps of Homeless Camp

The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown.

line of Phoenix police officers wearing riot gear and holding shields
Meet the Director of the New Phoenix Police Oversight Office

The first director of a new city office overseeing complaints filed against the Phoenix Police Department is on the job.

two Black women holding quilt with photos of relative who was killed by police
Phoenix Police Controversies May Have Sparked DOJ Probe Into the Department

The Justice Department will look into whether Phoenix police officers have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities, and engaged in other misconduct.

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.