The Justice Department will look into whether Phoenix police officers have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities, and engaged in other misconduct.
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.
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.
The Phoenix police union is pushing back on the department chief’s decision to ban the use of chokeholds by its officers.
“He’s on top of me and it looks like he’s about to hit me. Like, I’m reacting like any other normal human being would.”