Local activists say the differences in handling of racial justice activists and far-right protesters highlight disparities embedded in the system.
Some law enforcement agencies have ended partnerships with shelters over social issues, which could put victims of domestic violence at risk.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said his original plan to equip troopers with body cams fell through due to the pandemic.
Jamaar Williams of BLM Metro Phoenix said defunding and disbanding police departments is neither radical nor unrealistic.
Affordable housing, unemployment, mental health, and education are some of the areas that could benefit from additional funding.
Phoenix officials approved a city budget in June that left police funds intact but allocated $3 million for a civilian review system.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero joined over a dozen mayors across the country asking the Trump administration not to send federal agents to American cities.