police

COMMENTARY

Police officers with untreated mental illness are the real danger

BY: - February 25, 2021

Johnny Law is deathly afraid of mental illness. And that fear creates a threat to the public: Police officers with untreated mental health issues remaining on duty.

Bill would mandate redactions on body camera footage

BY: - February 5, 2021

A legislative proposal that would require any police body camera footage have nearly all faces blurred before it is released to the public would defeat the purpose of the cameras, critics say.  The measure, House Bill 2152, would require that all police agencies redact faces or portions of people’s bodies if they are not the […]

Measure to let dishonest cops appeal placement on Brady List back again

BY: - February 3, 2021

A bill that would allow officers to appeal being placed on a list used by prosecutors that lets them know if an officer has been caught doing something dishonest is back for another try this legislative session, this time without a controversial measure that would have kept the list a secret. 

Arizona police have gotten $90 million of military equipment, weapons

BY: - July 16, 2020

Arizona police have received more than $90 million in military equipment since 1998, including $3.4 million in the first half of 2020, an Arizona Mirror analysis finds.

Trump signs modest police reform order, defends police as ‘brave’

BY: - June 16, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a modest police reform order Tuesday in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality against people of color.

COMMENTARY

The needed police reform is a culture shift from conquering to protecting

BY: - June 4, 2020

“You have to dominate. If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time.” That was the message from President Trump to the nation’s governors on Monday during a conference call largely filled with him berating them about a weekend of protests and riots that, in his eyes, made our nation look weak.

COMMENTARY

Militarizing the police sets up protesters as ‘the enemy,’ increases violence

BY: - June 3, 2020

The unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd after being pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has left parts of U.S. cities looking like a battle zone.

‘Brady List’ appeal bill heads to the Senate

BY: - March 9, 2020

A bill championed by the state’s largest police union that would allow officers to appeal being put on a list used by prosecutors to identify dishonest law enforcement agents is one step closer to becoming law, though without a controversial provision that sought to shroud the list in secrecy.