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DiCiccio Puts Stop to Panel Investigating Police DiCiccio Puts Stop to Panel Investigating Police <div class="ExternalClass84AC0F2889A8492A9785D92C9D09D4C5"><p>Phoenix, AZ – The Phoenix City Council voted to stop an effort by protestors to persecute the brave men and women of the Phoenix Police Department for their actions surrounding the protests of Aug. 22nd.</p><p>"We already have extensive civilian oversight of our police department," said Councilman Sal DiCiccio. "This was a witch hunt, pure and simple. The hunt is over. Our officers performed brilliantly that night under tremendous duress, tonight the Council demonstrated our faith in Chief Williams and our incredible men and women in blue."</p><p>"The choice that night was between chaos and control. Cities that have chosen chaos have paid an enormous price in violence and destruction. Our officers and their response spared us that, and we need to be thanking them, not attacking them. This is a win for law and order."</p><p>Unfortunately, the Council voted down Councilman DiCiccio's alternate motion that would have ended the ongoing effort to target police officers who already work under significant civilian oversight.</p><p>"The Council made a mistake in turning down my substitute motion, this issue isn't going to go away until the Council stands together behind our police department. The protestors pushing this initiative don't want the police to be able to do their job, we have to stand up and put a stop to this."</p></div>9/13/2017 4:05:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405