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Justice Dep't probing Phoenix police over excessive force allegations

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the City of Phoenix and its police department, to review whether law enforcement officers there have engaged in a pattern of excessive force and discriminatory practices.... Read more»1

Class action lawsuit filed against City of Phoenix, police chief for mass arrests

Twenty three people rounded up and arrested for unfounded felony rioting charges following a May 30, 2020 protest in downtown Phoenix filed a federal class action lawsuit, alleging a conspiracy that included the “mass arrests of 124 individuals, and the use of a manufactured, cut-and-paste probable cause statement to support false felony charges.”... Read more»

Phoenix mandates CV-19 masks, but won’t enforce use at Trump rally

Tuesday, barely 72 hours since Phoenix mandated COVID-19 masks, President Trump is scheduled to address a campaign rally at a church in north Phoenix. ... Read more»

Phoenix police roll out more body cameras; 950 officers now have them

The Phoenix Police Department has continued its rollout of body-worn cameras, issuing the devices to about a dozen officers in the Cactus Park Precinct in north Phoenix. ... Read more»

Couple planning to sue Phoenix for police brutality rejects apologies from mayor, chief

A Phoenix couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said Monday the city hasn’t done enough to make up for the terrifying incident, despite apologies by the mayor and chief of police.... Read more»

Phoenix launches independent investigation of police response to Trump rally protest

The city is hiring an outside firm to conduct an independent review of the controversial police response to protesters after last week’s presidential rally.... Read more»

Photos: Police use tear gas, pepper balls to disperse protest at Trump's Phx rally

The Phoenix Police Department fired gas and used pepper-ball launchers to disperse hundreds of protesters who had gathered in the city's downtown to demonstrate during President Trump's speech Tuesday night. ... Read more»

New Phoenix police chief Williams: ‘Work tirelessly to make community safe’

Arizona native Jeri Williams will become the first woman and second African American to lead the Phoenix Police Department when she becomes chief in October.... Read more»