Sophia Dancel was providing aid to residents of “The Zone” when she was arrested by law enforcement who were there to clear out the area.
The law, which was passed in 2022 and determined to be a violation of the First Amendment, made it illegal to film police officers within 8 feet if the officer told you to stop.
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 federal judge has temporarily halted the city of Phoenix from conducting sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown.
The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown.
The first director of a new city office overseeing complaints filed against the Phoenix Police Department is on the job.
The Justice Department will look into whether Phoenix police officers have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities, and engaged in other misconduct.
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