Stories tagged: "police brutality"


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Ducey Signs Bill That Limits Filming Police. Here’s What to Know About Your Rights.

In Arizona, federal appeals courts have recognized a First Amendment right to record police officers performing their official duties in public.

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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.

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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.

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Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in George Floyd Death

Arizona officials and activists said now is the time to keep demanding accountability. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence, and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The jury reached its...

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Tempe Officer Repeatedly Accused of Excessive Force Will Keep Job

An investigation found Officer Ronald Kerzaya violated several policies and he won't return as a patrol officer for at least one year.

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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.

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The DPS Trooper Who Killed Dion Johnson Wasn’t Wearing a Body Camera. Now the State Has Received 150 of Them.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said his original plan to equip troopers with body cams fell through due to the pandemic.