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.
Fewer police departments sent data on hate crimes to the FBI, or reported zero, leading many to believe that the 2020 numbers are not a complete picture.
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.
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.
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