Stories tagged: "police reform"


A federal officer stands in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse during a Black Lives Matter protest Friday, July 24, 2020, in Portland, Ore. On the streets of Portland, a strange armed conflict unfolds night after night. It is raw, frightening and painful on both sides of an iron fence separating the protesters on the outside and federal agents guarding a courthouse inside. This weekend, journalists for The Associated Press spent the weekend both outside, with the protesters, and inside the courthouse, with the federal agents, documenting the fight that has become an unlikely centerpiece of the protest movement gripping America. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Phoenix and Tucson Mayors Ask Trump Not to Send Federal Agents to Arizona

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.

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.

Photo courtesy Associated Press.
Phoenix Police Union Boss to Chief Williams: Chokeholds Aren’t ‘Viewed Negatively’

The Phoenix police union is pushing back on the department chief’s decision to ban the use of chokeholds by its officers.

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The Backlash to Rep. Blackman’s Attacks on George Floyd Is Growing

Prominent justice reform groups have cut ties with Rep.Walt Blackman over his vocal opinion of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.

Photo by Bob Christie, Associated Press
Arizona Attorney General to Ducey: Do Something About Police Reform — Now

In his letter, Brnovich called for independent investigations of officer-involved shootings and mandated deescalation training.

Kentucky State Police detain a man on West Liberty Street on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. (Max Gersh/The Courier Journal)
This Is What It Means to Defund the Police

Supporters of the movement point out that many of the reforms enacted in recent years have not ended police brutality.