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Councilman Michael Nowakowski's Statement on the Phoenix Police DepartmentCouncilman Michael Nowakowski's Statement on the Phoenix Police Department<div class="ExternalClassEC9B29FBEABF48E0AB637783E8755010"><p></p><p>"As Chairman of the Public Safety Subcommittee and as a father, I am extremely disappointed in the recent video of our police officers' actions while interacting with a family and their children. The actions seen in the video erode public trust within our Police Department and are not what we stand for as a community.<br> <br> I have been working closely with Mayor Gallego on this issue and echo her sentiments. I applaud her for her leadership in addressing the issue and calling for a public meeting this upcoming Tuesday. We must take a hard look at ourselves and provide answers to the community on how we will fix the underlying issues that are affecting our department.<br> <br> The community along with our faith leaders and City leadership must come together under the Team Phoenix approach to resolve this issue and restore the public trust in the Phoenix Police Department."​<br></p><p><br></p></div>6/16/2019 1:00:00 AMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405