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Virtual Community Budget Hearings1709https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Sliders/Budget_Slider_Template.jpgVirtual Community Budget Hearingshttps://www.phoenix.gov/budget/hearingshttps://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1709 ​Community input is a valuable part of the annual budget process. In April, the City of Phoenix will be hostin​​g several Virtual Community Budget Hearings. <div class="ExternalClass49FF441C7C2C4846B705619B106294D1">​Community input is a valuable part of the annual budget process. In April, the City of Phoenix will be hostin​​g several Virtual Community Budget Hearings.<br><br><br></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007F80A03ACE71234A93E8BBD7B87318C1Image
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events1670https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Sliders/Virus_Slider_Public_testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1670 Community partners are holding no out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Learn more. <div class="ExternalClass78D93453E2344B3EB0EAC38A62C13D9B">Community partners are holding no out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Learn more.<br><br></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007F80A03ACE71234A93E8BBD7B87318C1Image
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City Council Inauguration Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/city-council-subcommittee-meetings/3892City Council Inauguration DayVirtual4/19/2021 5:00:00 PM4/19/2021 7:00:00 PMGP0|#395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0;L0|#0395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0|City Council & Subcommittee Meetings;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Virtual event to swear-in any newly elected City Council members. D etails will be provided closer to the event .
Newly Inaugurated Council Member(s) - Virtual Community Budget Hearinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/budget/3905Newly Inaugurated Council Member(s) - Virtual Community Budget HearingElectronically, via a video conferencing platform4/21/2021 12:30:00 AM4/21/2021 2:30:00 AMGP0|#b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5;L0|#0b8191dab-1b37-4552-a2cc-bb0cb05f34f5|Budget & Research;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b In April, the City of Phoenix will be hostin​​g 14 Virtual Community Budget Hearings online about the 2021-2022​ City Manager's Trial Budget and for residents to provide comments. This public discussion is among the reasons the city's budget so closely matches the community's highest priorities each fiscal year.​ How To Participate Watch hearing on PHXTV (Cox Cable Channel 11) and online at the Phoenix.gov home page or on YouTube.com/CityofPhoenixAZ . Register to speak online or by phone. Register now or for more information , visit Phoenix.gov/budget/hearings​ Call-in to listen and/or speak (registration required) at the hearing. Dial 602-666-0783 and Enter Meeting ID 187 930 4357# (for English) or 187 060 9671# (for Spanish). Press # again when prompted for attendee ID. ​Meeting end time is estimated.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: ESTRELLA VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEEhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/pdd/2773NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: ESTRELLA VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEEElectronically, via a video conferencing platform4/21/2021 1:00:00 AM4/21/2021 4:00:00 AMGP0|#dd647dbc-66f1-4ac3-9ad8-7fda71f58998;L0|#0dd647dbc-66f1-4ac3-9ad8-7fda71f58998|Planning and Development;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the ESTRELLA VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE and to the general public, that the ESTRELLA VILLAGE PLANNING COMMITTEE will hold a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 600 p.m. Per the most recent social distancing guidelines from the federal government, no residents will be allowed to attend the meeting in-person. ​​ T o view the meeting notice and agenda ​please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/cityclerksite/PublicMeetings/210420002.pdf​ ​​ For additional Estrella​ Village information please visit https//www.phoenix.gov/villages/Estrella ​ ***End times are approximate.***​​

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COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/14/2021 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassAB8B1F4EAE5447A1A4F5CDAC19B76CD8"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a></p> <h3><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Face Coverings Remain in Effect Within Phoenix City Limits<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></h3> <p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Per the Declaration of the Phoenix City Council, Face Coverings are still required in public for most people within Phoenix city limits, and for all Public Transportation (airports and buses) and at all City of Phoenix properties. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occuring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a target="_blank" href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. Masks are still required at these events. <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hs
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/14/2021 5:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClassF1C9758188F04AC8915F5D9E7CE73C7C"><div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"><div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"></div><div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Related:</strong> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services</h2><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Stationary Site" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_03.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Stationary Site <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Maryvale Park</strong> <br>4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Mondays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  <br><em>(effective April 10, Friday testing changes to Saturday)</em> <br>Appointments recommended at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> <br>Offers PCR test with results within 24 hours. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Mobile Van #1" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #1 <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1455" target="_blank">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Mobile Van #2" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #2</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1739" target="_blank">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Walk-Up Sites" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Walk-Up/Drive-Up Sites</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours.</p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">Current Schedule​​​<br></h2><h3>Wednesday, April 14, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Dunbar Elementary<br>707 W. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ  85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​</a></p><h3>Thursday, April 15, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Fry’s Food Store<br>850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 16, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br>3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 17, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> John F. Long Family  Services Center<br>3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Heard Elementary School<br>2301 W. Thomas Rd.. Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​</a></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church<br>6531 N. 27th Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Sunnyslope Park<br>802 E. Vogel Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>​<br></p><h3>Monday, April 19, 2021<br></h3> ​<strong>​Mobile Van #1.</strong> Deer Valley Community Center <br>​2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a>​<p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Faith North Preschool<br>910 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, April 20, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a>​</p><h3>Wednesday, April 21, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Capitol School<br>330 N. 16th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​</a><br></p><h3>Thursday, April 22, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>4230 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 23, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>850 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com​</a></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 24, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Bethune School<br>1310 S. 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​​</a>​<br></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Monday, April 26 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Desert West Park and Sports Complex<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, April 27, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17642 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, April 29, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 30, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com​</a>​</p><p> <br>​<br></p><h4 style="color:#777777;line-height:1.6;">Media Contact<br></h4><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Yvette Roeder <br>Cell:602-501-0620 <br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a><br></p></div> <br> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​​​​</span></div></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hs
Before the Badge: Officer Rob Sandoval, Rowerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1856Police4/19/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/cJPus-SWBfEBefore the Badge: Officer Rob Sandoval, Rower<div class="ExternalClassE832BE8C3D1141D0830A4B6A2C1B1DA5"><html> <p> <em>​Phoenix Police officers come from many different backgrounds, including different careers. The department's video series, ‘</em><a href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://youtube.com/playlist?list%3DPLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE&source=gmail&ust=1613752091217000&usg=AFQjCNGIEVIVAqYthuWPRs0lXSby2j5Eig"><em>Before the Badge</em></a><em>,’ is profiling some of those careers, and the diversity they bring to the department today. </em><br></p> <p>Any team sport that is going to be successful requires teamwork from each and every member. Community Action Officer Rob Sandoval will tell you that is certainly true in the sport of rowing. He knows firsthand from his years on the University of Notre Dame men's rowing team. <br></p> <p>"If someone lifts their oar a little bit high on one side, it changes the set of the boat and it doesn't go as fast," Officer Sandoval explained of rowing. "If we're not hitting in the water and driving through at the same time, the boat won't go as fast. So, in order to be as fast as you can as a team, everyone has to do their job."​<br></p> <p>While on the Notre Dame team, Sandoval sat eight seat in the boat. That is the seat closest to the coxswain, also known as the stroke. He rowed while working toward two degrees  —  one in government and international studies, and one in economics. <br></p> <p>"I was looking at originally going into maybe politics or wall street — some kind of business," Officer Sandoval explained. "And I decided I didn't want to do either of those. I kind of wanted to do something that I felt like was making more of a difference in people's day-to-day lives."<br></p> <p>Shortly after his graduation, news that his mom had cancer brought him back to Phoenix. He hopped around a few opportunities in the following several years, before applying to the Phoenix Police Department. He began the academy in 2005. <br></p> <p>"So my first four-and-a-half years were in the Maryvale Precinct," Officer Sandoval said. "I was on just one of the regular patrol squads for a little bit. Then I went to be a field training officer where we helped train the new officers straight out of the academy."<br></p> <p>He has also worked as a detective in family investigations and domestic violence, and now is a community action officer. From the boat to the badge, he says there is a similarity through it all. <br></p> <p>"Not everyone always has the same job," Officer Sandoval explained. "But you all have to work together as one unit in order to be the best that you can to achieve whatever goal you're going after at that time, whether it was making a boat go fast or it's keeping citizens safe."<br></p> <p>Officer Sandoval has kept up with rowing, starting a team at Phoenix Police — a club sport that competes against other police and fire departments, encouraging regular exercise for strength building and mental health, and fostering that team mentality.​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolice
Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting near 75th Avenue & Indian School Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1855Police4/16/2021 5:24:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/GXjtcLKijCECritical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting near 75th Avenue & Indian School Road<div class="ExternalClass0A456888F2C7432C93F55E03BE66B254"><html> <p>​WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br></p>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on April 3, 2021 in the area of 75th Avenue and Indian School Road.       <br><br>This incident started around 8:00pm, when an adult male suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Jose Arenas, threatened multiple people with a handgun and attempted to rob them.<br><br>Patrol officers from the Maryvale Precinct and a police helicopter were nearby when 9-1-1 began receiving calls about Arenas pointing a handgun at multiple people. When officers arrived, they searched the area and located Arenas outside a nearby restaurant, where he was pointing a gun at a family in a car, and at the police helicopter.  <br><br>Officers told Arenas to drop the gun, but he refused. He fled into the restaurant which was occupied by multiple people. Once inside he pointed the gun and assaulted two customers. An officer followed Arenas into the restaurant and gave another command to drop the gun, which Arenas ignored.  He pointed the handgun at the officer, and the officer fired at Arenas, striking him.  <br><br>After checking the back area of the restaurant, Officers provided medical aid to Arenas until Phoenix Fire Personnel arrived and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There were no injuries to any of the victims or the officers.<br><br>The handgun used by Arenas was recovered on scene.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting is assigned to the Maryvale Precinct, Patrol Division, and has been with the department for 2 years.<br> <br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. This is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolice
Phoenix to Celebrate Mayor and City Council Inauguration https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/1854Articles and Features4/15/2021 4:00:00 PMPhoenix to Celebrate Mayor and City Council Inauguration <div class="ExternalClass101A6E571E704C44B651A6D7E0A2B879"><html>​Residents are invited to virtually attend the swearing-in ceremony for newly elected Mayor Kate Gallego, and City Councilmembers Ann O'Brien, Debra Stark, Betty Guardado and Yassamin Ansari at 10 a.m., Monday, April 19th at Steele Indian School Park.<br><br>The councilmembers will take their oaths of office and provide brief remarks following the swearing-in ceremony.<br><br>The ceremony will be streamed live via <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/" target="_blank">phoenix.gov</a> and the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/cityofphoenixaz" target="_blank">city's YouTube</a> channel. <br></html></div>Newsarticle