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Phoenix PD Awarded Prestigious Accreditationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2647Police2/2/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2647/Newsroom Graphic (1).pngPhoenix PD Awarded Prestigious Accreditation<div class="ExternalClass1DE656AAC3C74636BAFE51BB9DBD85C6"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department is now one of more than 20 statewide agencies that have earned accreditation through the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP).<br><br>The Department has finalized this rigorous self-assessing program which has already improved operations and enhanced transparency. This accreditation is awarded through the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP).<br><br>The process of accreditation began two years ago, in January of 2021. ALEAP is entered into voluntarily and allows for each agency to conduct an internal review of policies and operations to meet 175 specific ALEAP standards. The review culminates with an extensive on-site assessment by a designated ALEAP Assessment Team which examines practices, procedures, management, operations, and support services. The public was also invited to offer input to the assessment team. Accreditation provides another layer of oversight, in which the community can be reassured that our department remains dedicated to providing professional services in a transparent environment.<br><br>Interim Chief Michael Sullivan attended the ALEAP Award Ceremony to accept the accreditation for the Phoenix Police Department. “When it comes down to it, accreditation is about improving overall performance and making sure we are in compliance with proven national standards and best practices,” said Chief Sullivan. “I believe that the Phoenix Police Department is better off today than when we started this process two years ago, and that we are set up for continued success in the years to come.”<br><br>This initial accreditation period is four years with annual reviews and updates to the accreditation standards. At the conclusion of the four-year period, another on site review will be scheduled to renew the accreditation for the Phoenix Police Department.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: January 7, 2023 – Rural Road and Lakeshore Drive in Tempe, Arizonahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2632Police1/20/2023 9:45:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCvKYlAuav4Critical Incident Briefing: January 7, 2023 – Rural Road and Lakeshore Drive in Tempe, Arizona<div class="ExternalClass92A0764F40714CC8B4AD2B4AACF931E1"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p> <p>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 7, 2023.</p> <p>This incident began in the area of Rural Road and Lakeshore Drive in Tempe, Arizona when officers from the Phoenix Police Tactical Support Bureau were conducting surveillance in the area. The officers were attempting to locate a man who was wanted for shooting and wounding a Scottsdale Police sergeant the day prior in Phoenix. </p> <p>During the surveillance, the man was seen leaving an apartment and walking into a commercial business parking lot. Officers moved towards the man, gave him several commands to show his hands and get on the ground. The man did not respond. Officers used a less-lethal tool known as an Arwen, to get the man to comply. An Arwen is a 37mm launcher that fires a less-lethal direct impact baton which is designed to deliver pain compliance. This tool is only used by members of the Special Assignments Unit.</p> <p>After the officers used then Arwen, the man then pulled out a firearm and that was when the officer-involved shooting occurred. </p> <p>The firearm used by the man was recovered on scene. </p> <p>After the shooting the man was treated by officers until the Phoenix Fire Department arrived. The man was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries. There were no injuries to officers or any other community members.</p> <p>The sergeant involved in this shooting has been with the department for 16 1/2 years and is assigned to the Tactical Support Bureau.</p> <p>The other 2 officers involved in this shooting have been with the department for 15 and 14 years respectively and are assigned to the Tactical Support Bureau.</p> <p>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. That 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></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: January 3, 2023 – 35th Avenue and Broadway Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2629Police1/17/2023 9:49:00 PMhttps://youtube.com/watch?v=T1RDSjidHRg&si=EnSIkaIECMiOmarECritical Incident Briefing: January 3, 2023 – 35th Avenue and Broadway Road<div class="ExternalClassA537998B68DA4187B682F38BF3176432"><html>​​​​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> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 3, 2023.<br><br>This incident occurred in the area of 35th Avenue and Broadway Road when Phoenix Police received a call about a man trying to enter a residential back yard. The caller described a man on top of his backyard fence who became angry when the caller confronted him.<br><br>Multiple officers were dispatched to the area. After talking with the caller, the officers were directed to the alleyway behind the house. Three officers found a man in the alley matching the description given. The man had a pair of scissors in his right hand. The officers order the man, in both English and Spanish, to drop the scissors. When the man did not respond to their commands, two officers deployed their tasers. The taser deployments had little effect. The man then advanced towards the officers with the scissors still in his hand. That is when the officer-involved shooting occurred. <br><br>Officers provided medical aid to the man and requested the Phoenix Fire Department to respond. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.  <br><br>The pair of scissors that man had during the incident were found on scene.<br><br>The officer involved in this incident is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct and has approximately 15 years of service with the department. <br><br><p>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. That 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></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Public Input Sought on Police Use of Force Policyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2623Police1/9/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2623/Newsroom Graphic.pngPublic Input Sought on Police Use of Force Policy<div class="ExternalClass054DEABDC09F4F92B6EF32BCFFC0CB66"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department is currently revising its Use of Force policy. As part of the Department’s ongoing commitment to transparency with the community we serve, we will be seeking public input involving major policy revisions. <br><br>A draft copy of the proposed Use of Force policy is <a data-linkindex="0" data-safelink="true" data-auth="NotApplicable" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="/policesite/Documents/1.5%20Use%20of%20Force%202023.pdf">available here for review. </a> It is important to note that this draft is not the entire policy.<br><br>This initial draft includes the foundational components of the Use of Force Policy: Core Principles, expanded Definitions, Levels of Force, and revised General Policies.<br><br>The public input and comment period will last for two weeks beginning on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, and ending on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The public is invited and encouraged to submit feedback once the comment period begins. We will send out a link for the feedback form next week. All comments will be reviewed and taken into consideration before the policy is finalized.<br><br>In the near future, the remaining sections of the policy will be amended and released for public review and comment. Those sections of the policy include: Force Options, Reporting Requirements, and Duty to Intervene<br><br>Thank you for your lending your voice to this process and your continued partnership in building a safer Phoenix.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: December 21st, 2022 – 41st Avenue and Lydia Lanehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2616Police1/4/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/hC-wG5-LVG0Critical Incident Briefing: December 21st, 2022 – 41st Avenue and Lydia Lane<div class="ExternalClassFFCB9AD18DAB4DACBFCCD4214BC9DE2A"><html>​WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised. The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred around 8:45 am on December 21st, 2022.<br><br>This incident began in the area of 47th Avenue and Vineyard Road when officers attempted to pull over a vehicle involved in an unrelated investigation. The vehicle did not stop, and officers followed it to the area of 41st Avenue and Lydia Lane.<br><br>When the vehicle stopped, a man got out of the car, ran, and climbed a wall into a residential backyard. Officers searched the area and found the man as he reappeared in the front yard of a home. The man had a gun in his hand. Officers gave the man directions to drop the gun. The man raised the gun in the direction of a detective and that is when the officer involved shooting occurred. After the shooting, the man held the gun to his head as he moved toward a side gate.<br><br>Members of the Special Assignments Unit arrived and negotiated with the man for approximately three hours until he dropped the gun and was detained. The man was taken to the hospital, but it was later determined he did not suffer any injuries from the shooting.<br><br>The firearm used by the man was recovered.<br><br>A vehicle and a garage door were struck by officer gunfire. There were no injuries to officers or any community member.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for seven years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<br><br>The detective involved in this shooting has been with the department for 22 years and is assigned to the Tactical Support Bureau.<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. Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That 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<br><br>publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: December 3rd, 2022 – 29th Avenue and Thomas Road.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2605Police12/16/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EEG-c-hcGUCritical Incident Briefing: December 3rd, 2022 – 29th Avenue and Thomas Road.<div class="ExternalClass61B9CF7041724B14ADF6C13A01ADB131"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p> <p> <br></p> <p>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on December 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2022.</p> <p>This incident occurred in the area of 29th Avenue and Thomas Road, when a man called 911 to say he was being threatened by another man with a knife. As the first two-man unit arrived they saw a male matching the description from the call. Officers gave several commands for the man to put his hands up and told him that he was under arrest. The man did not comply so one of the officers used his less lethal impact launcher in an attempt to subdue the subject.</p> <p>The man then ran west along Thomas Road triggering a foot pursuit. After turning left on 29<sup>th</sup> Avenue with the knife still in his hand, he approached an occupied vehicle stopped in the street. It was at this time the officer involved shooting occurred.</p> <p>Officers provided medical aid to the man and requested Phoenix Fire Department to respond for follow up care. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  </p> <p>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for 5 years and is assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct. This incident is the subject of a criminal investigation, which will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<strong> </strong></p> <p> <strong>It is also the subject of an administrative investigation. </strong> <strong>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.​</strong> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Phoenix Police officer Tyler Moldovan's Miraculous Recoveryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2601Police12/14/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C21kAyZDAsoPhoenix Police officer Tyler Moldovan's Miraculous Recovery<div class="ExternalClass07CC05A5B4984C1A8CFE8685FCEE6D87"><html> <p>​​</p> <p>December 14<sup>th</sup>, 2022</p> <p>Chelsea Moldovan received the call from an out-of-state number while she was at work on December 14<sup>th</sup>, 2021. At first, she didn't answer, but when a Phoenix Police Lieutenant tried again, her life would never be the same. </p> <p>The Lieutenant on the other end said her husband Tyler, a new officer on the department had been hurt and it was serious. “The phone call didn't feel very real. I was panicking because I couldn't ask him how he was feeling. I didn't know what was happening," Chelsea said. She soon learned her husband had been shot eight times, including once in the back of the head. Officer Moldovan was in critical condition and clinging to life. </p> <p>No more than a few days passed before doctors and medical experts deemed Tyler's injuries “not survivable."  Family and friends were told to say their final goodbyes, but Chelsea refused. “When everyone was talking about funerals, when they were having everyone say goodbye to him, I didn't because this peace just kind of surpassed everything. It was impossible for me to say it. Almost like I would be giving up on him when there was no reason to," Chelsea said. </p> <p>As the days, weeks and even months went by, Chelsea stayed by Tyler's side as his most important supporter. Soon Tyler would open his eyes and begin moving his hands, before being transported to a Colorado rehab facility. It's in Colorado where he began making progress very few people thought possible. Tyler began talking, moving his arms and later his neck and torso. After nearly four months, Officer Moldovan returned home to Arizona and began an exhaustive therapy regimen. </p> <p>Moldovan attends speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy five days a week. He is slowly regaining function in all extremities of his body, including his brain. Tyler recently started helping around the house by unloading the dishwasher, and he even cares for the family fish and plants outside.</p> <p>In Tyler's first public interview since the shooting, he credits his wife for the miraculous recovery. “It makes me feel like I can't let her down. She was so strong and so faithful when I needed it the most. Now she relies on me to be strong and faithful. I feel like if I'm not, I'm letting her down… and I'm not going to give up on her." Tyler said. </p> <p>The couple credits their faith and relationship with God for Tyler's healing. Both were strong believers prior to the shooting, but this situation has reinforced their belief in God. “He's the only reason why I'm here. He's the only reason why I'm progressing," Tyler said. </p> <p>“I have no other words but thank you," Tyler said about the support he feels from the community. “I'm just so thankful and extremely humbled… I'm just extremely thankful, extremely thankful," Tyler said. ​<br></p> <p> <br> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing - November 29, 2022 - 18th Street and Southern Avenuehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2597Police12/13/2022 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2597/CIB Thumbnail November 29.jpghttps://youtu.be/72e2VWsXmc0Critical Incident Briefing - November 29, 2022 - 18th Street and Southern Avenue<div class="ExternalClass60B4D805DC374105A561971DAACBB78B"><html> <p> <strong>​WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong> <br> <br>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 November 29, 2022 in the area 18th Street and Southern Avenue.</p> <p>The incident occurred around 11 p.m., when a two-man patrol unit saw a vehicle matching the description of a car used in an armed robbery earlier in the day.</p> <p>The patrol officers got behind the car and attempted to pull it over. The vehicle failed to st​op so the officers went into pursuit with their lights and sirens activated. The car continued to 18th Street and Southern Avenue when it lost control and crashed into a residential fence. </p> <p>The officer's patrol vehicle also crashed into the rear passenger side of the car. The officers got out of the car and gave the occupants commands to show their hands. A moment later the officer involved shooting occurred. </p> <p>After the shooting, a woman came out of the front passenger seat and was detained. The driver remained inside. </p> <p>Officers used less-lethal tools to encourage the driver to come out of the vehicle. The driver did not respond, and the officers approached. A firearm was located inside the car. The man was treated by the fire department but died on scene from his injuries. It was later determined the man was struck by bullets from the officer and suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. No officers or other community members were injured during this incident.</p> <p>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for 6 years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.</p> <p>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. That 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></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice

 

 

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