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Mayor Stanton Statement on Independent Review of Police Response During Trump Campaign RallyMayor Stanton Statement on Independent Review of Police Response During Trump Campaign Rally<div class="ExternalClassDA453CE464B14044BBC7F9B311071554"><div>“I support the City Manager’s decision to move forward with an independent review of the Phoenix Police response after last week’s Trump campaign rally outside the Phoenix Convention Center. </div><div> </div><div>I am grateful that, given the tensions and emotions surrounding the Trump rally, there were no serious injuries and only a handful of arrests. I am disappointed that a few people chose to disrupt an otherwise peaceful event. There is no circumstance where that kind of behavior is appropriate. </div><div> </div><div>The independent review will examine the circumstances that led to a response and the tactics involved in the Phoenix police efforts to disperse the crowd. A professional independent review is the most objective and transparent way we can move forward. </div><div> </div><div>Phoenix is blessed with one of the finest police departments in the country. The hallmark of a great organization is its willingness to find ways to improve and better protect and serve our residents. The most important thing we as a community can do going forward is learn as much as possible after the events of last Tuesday. That is why on September 5, Chief Jeri Williams and I will sit down with the leaders of several the groups who organized the Trump protest to hear their perspectives and concerns as well.”</div><div><br></div><div><a href="/Documents/CM%20Memo%20external%20PD%20review.pdf"><strong>Link to City Manager's Memo to the Police Chief</strong></a></div><div> </div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></div></div>8/28/2017 7:00:00 AMRobbie Sherwood 480-246-7944