City of Phoenix

Phoenix PD: ‘Confusion’ caused erroneous felony charges against Dreamers

The Phoenix Police Department said “confusion on the paperwork process” led to felony charges for four Arizona residents after they were arrested following a May 30 protest denouncing the death of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

Phoenix police chief addresses demonstrators on Day 9 of protests

Hundreds gathered at Phoenix City Hall with signs, chanting “black lives matter” as helicopters whirred overhead and police blocked off surrounding streets in the heart of downtown Phoenix.   It’s a sight that has become familiar,...

Ducey told Trump ‘the more aggressive approach does work’ against unruly protests Trump praised him: 'Good job, Doug.'

In a conference call in which President Donald Trump called governors “weak” for failing to respond to at times unruly protests against police violence and implored them to “dominate” protesters and rioters, Gov. Doug Ducey boasted about Arizona's "more aggressive" approach and earned praise from the president.

Arizona lawmaker says cities should not mandate business closures

Republican Rep. Anthony Kern said he believes that cities should not be allowed to mandate when businesses are allowed to close and questions the validity of emergency measures taken by cities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Phoenix, Tucson close bars, limit restaurant dining to stop coronavirus spread

The cities of Phoenix and Tucson have declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, shutting down bars and sharply limiting restaurant operations. 

Activists ask Phoenix to declare climate emergency, do more sooner

Meet Claire Nelson, one of several activists who gathered Monday in front of City Hall to call on city officials to declare a climate emergency.

Phoenix city council may vote today on police civilian review board

After months of talks, Phoenix city council members on Tuesday will discuss whether to implement a civilian review board – and what powers such a board might have – to oversee a Phoenix Police Department that has been dogged with complaints of excessive force in recent years. 

A win-win for activists and Phoenix police? Yup, it’s possible

There are some Phoenix activists who believe the city’s police department has a systemic problem with police brutality. Others believe the problems are inconsequential, and the activists are part of a larger effort to wage a war on cops. 

Bill would add breast, ovarian cancer to list that must be covered for firefighters

As two senators shaved their heads on the lawn in front of the Arizona Senate in solidarity with firefighters battling cancer, a bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered to rally behind an effort to add more cancers to the state’s firefighter occupational cancer law. 

Brno: Phoenix airport Uber, Lyft fees ‘likely’ unconstitutional

Phoenix’s increased airport fees on rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft likely violates a constitutional provision barring the imposition of new fees by governments in Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Thursday.
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