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Hot Desert, Cold Cases: Lynsey Chainhalthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1379Police7/6/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/U2dv48CYzmgHot Desert, Cold Cases: Lynsey Chainhalt<div class="ExternalClass499309BE7AAD442590B30DDB00EDAFA1"><html>One of the few crimes without a statute of limitations is a homicide. The case remains open until it is solved. However, as time passes, the ability to solve the crime begins to diminish. <br><br>When leads go cold and it seems a case cannot be solved, the detectives of the Phoenix Police Cold Case Homicide Unit take over. Often, information from the community can be effective in helping detectives move a case forward.  <br><br>This summer, the Phoenix Police Department is launching a new initiative to bring attention to cold case homicides. "Hot Desert, Cold Cases" will be a series of videos and other posts on the department's social media profiles, highlighting cold cases. In addition, Silent Witness is upping the reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect/s of the crime. The reward will be $5,000 for the first four cold cases. <br><br>"Hot Desert, Cold Cases" begins with a profile of Lynsey Chainhalt's case. Lynsey was barely 20 years old. Her mom, Judi Petersen, described her as smart, determined, a tried and true friend, with a great heart. That is why Judi and the Phoenix Police Department are not giving up the search for the murderer who took this young life. <br><br>"She was worthy, and she deserved a chance in life," Judi said. "She would have done good things." <br><br>Retired Phoenix Police Detective William Schira was on Lynsey's case for the final 8.5 years of his career. <br><br>"Even though I've been retired 3.5 years, I still think about this case," Det. Schira said. "Especially on the anniversary dates." <br><br>It was June 14, 2003 — a Saturday around 2 a.m. Lynsey was the designated driver for three friends on their way home from a party in the East Valley. <br><br>"As they were going northbound on I-17, somebody in a dark colored Tahoe or Blazer threw a beer bottle at them," Det. Schira explained. <br><br>The suspects car followed Lynsey to around 20th Street and Grovers where three hispanic men got out and fired ​19 rounds into the victim's car, killing Lynsey and injuring the others. <br><br>The suspects then fled the scene. There are no known witnesses to the crime, except Lynsey's three surviving friends who were too drunk to be able to identify the shooters. <br><br>Numerous leads have been followed by police. None have been substantiated. <br><br>"The physical evidence wasn't really there to assist us to say who did it," the detective said. <br><br>Detective Schira said there is still hope for the case — starting with two persons of interest. Ricardo Sanchez-Molinares, or Butcho, and Fermin Gomez, or Mini, have come up in interviews involving this case, and both are suspected to have gone to Mexico after the incident.<br><br>Judi hopes, all these years later, someone will come forward with information that helps. <br><br>"I just don't know how, if you had any knowledge of something like this, something so brutal, four people, four kids...how you could keep that in for the remainder of your life," Judi said. "How do you do that?" <br><br>If you have any information regarding this case, contact Silent Witness at 480-Witness or leave an anonymous tip on the <a href="http://www.silentwitness.org/" target="_blank">Silent Witness website</a>. You will remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward. <br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: The Shooting that Claimed Commander Carnicle's Lifehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1377Police7/2/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/BlntJX-JmAcCritical Incident Briefing: The Shooting that Claimed Commander Carnicle's Life<div class="ExternalClass929861E95F3E47BDBDF64693B42BE835"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>​The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical incident Briefing video for the March 29, 2020 officer involved shooting that took the life of Commander Greg Carnicle.</p><p>The video includes information, audio, and visuals of the incident that happened at a home near 40th Drive and Pinnacle Peak Road.  <br><br>The initial 911 call was made shortly after 1pm when a woman told dispatchers “we currently have a roommate that we need to evict because he's acting really weird and have made us extremely uncomfortable, and we wanted to do it today but he disclosed to us that he has a gun, and I don't know if this is going to be a safe."<br><br>The woman called 911 a second time a couple hours later, reporting the roommate refused to open the door to his room and she was afraid.  “We don't know if he's on something or what but he's not getting out of the house," she told dispatchers.<br><br>Approximately 5 minutes later, officers from the Cactus Park Precinct arrived, making contact with 22-year-old Jacob McIlveen.<br><br>Officers went into the home and up the stairs, identifying themselves as Phoenix Police officer and knocking on Jacob's bedroom door.  20 minutes later, he opened the door to talk with officers. <br><br>Officers: “You ok?  You mind if I see your other hand? You ok man?"<br> Jacob: “I feel like all of you are f***ing with me."<br><br>Officers: “We're not man. We're not, not at all.  You have rights as a tenant and so does the owner of the house “<br> <br>Officers talk with McIlveen trying to convince him to leave peacefully, <br><br>Officers:  “We're just here to make sure nobody fights with anybody and that you leave and you're on your way and then we're out of here, that's all."<br> Jacob: “Are you telling me the truth?"<br> Officers: “I promise you.  You have my word."<br> Jacob: “The whole truth?"<br> Officers: “The whole truth.  You're not in trouble."<br><br>As officers work to get him to leave the house on his own, Jacob begins to make requests of the officers.<br><br>Jacob: “Go get my stuff, you guys said you were going to help me. <br>Officer: “Calm down.  I'm going to go get your stuff."<br><br>Jacob delays leaving, doing things such as stopping to get a drink or asking multiple questions, some of which don't make sense to the officers <br><br>Jacob: “Are you on his?"<br> Officers: On whose?<br><br>This interchange goes back and forth as officers work to understand what he means.  Jacob then points to how the female officer is standing, including how her feet are positioned, to illustrate what “on his" means.  Officer reiterate that they don't understand what he is saying.<br><br>This type of conversation lasts for approximately 35 minutes as officers slowly move toward the front door.  Officer leave the home with the expectation that Jacob is to follow.  He instead shuts the door on the officers. </p><p><a href="/newsroom/police/1103" target="_blank"><strong>REMEMBERING COMMANDER GREG CARNICLES CONTRIBUTIONS TO PHOENIX POLICE</strong> </a><br><br>Over the course of the next hour, more officers and supervisors arrive on scene, including the on-duty commander, Greg Carnicle.  They learned a second roommate named Devin was still inside the home, afraid to come out.<br><br>Based on the suspect's behavior and the roommate who was still inside the residence, the decision was made to enter the home.  Using keys Devin had thrown down to officers, they unlocked the front door, pushing through furniture that had been stacked up against the door. <br><br>Officer Alicia Hubert tries to make contact, asking Jacob to come down and talk her.<br><br>Jacob asks officers to meet him outside or in the garage, but nearly 5 minutes later, when he still hasn't come down the stairs, Officer Hubert makes contact again.  <br><br>“I can't meet you out in the garage.  So it's either you come down or we come up.  I was trying to make you feel more comfortable," Officer Hubert told Jacob.  <br><br>At this point, Jacob asks to speak to the person in charge.  <br><br>“Can you tell the boss to come out? I feel like he's the boss but he's hiding from everything," Jacob requested.  <br><br>Commander Carnicle had been standing next to Officer Hubert, and so he responds, “Jacob I'm right here.  Either come down, or we're coming up.  The other person in this is Devin.  We gotta get up to Devin as well." <br><br>Commander Carnicle gives Jacob one more opportunity to come down on his own, saying “So are you coming down or not?  It's a yes or no?"<br><br>When there is no answer, Commander Carnicle begins to move up the stairs followed by Officers Hubert and Dowhan.   That's when Jacob opens fire, hitting the three officers.  <br><br>Another officer inside the home returned fire while others worked quickly to rescue the injured officers.  Officers provided cover while the Lieutenant moved up the stairs to rescue Commander Carnicle.<br><br>All three injured officers were transported to the hospital.</p><p><strong><a href="/newsroom/police/1128" target="_blank">OFFICER HUBERT SHARES THE MOMENT THAT CHANGED HER LIFE FOREVER</a><br></strong><br>Several officers remained at the scene and established containment of the residence while the Special Assignments Unit (SAU) responded to the scene, taking over at approximately 7:30 p.m.<br><br>At the same time, the roommate Devin, who had been inside his second story room, was able to climb out of the window to safety. <br><br>Officers worked for the next 2 hours to secure the scene and make contact with Jacob, communicating with him over a loud speakers, encouraging him to pick up his phone and talk with officers or exit through the front door.<br><br>Officers also broadcasted messages from Jacob's family over the PA, in hopes that Jacob would surrender peacefully, including this message from his Mom:<br><br>“Hi Jake, it's your Mom.  Not sure what's happening with you there.  I wanna make sure that you're safe, and everyone with you is safe.  Whatever's going here, we can work through this.   There's nothing that's happened that we can't work through, as a team and as a family.  I just want you to know that I love you with all my heart. And I want to make sure that whatever's happening, I want everybody to get out of there safe, including you.   I love you so much Jake"<br><br>When those efforts were unsuccessful, SAU began looking for alternatives to bring the standoff to an end, including firing non-lethal gas into the home.<br> <br>At approximately 11:15, Jacob slide out the side of the home through a window.  He was armed with a gun.  An officer shot at Jacob, striking him. Officers approached Jacob and fire personnel responded, pronouncing him deceased.</p><p><strong><a href="/newsroom/police/1105" target="_blank">LOOKING BACK ON THE LIFE OF COMMANDER GREG CARNICLE</a></strong></p><p>Commander Carnicle was unable to survive his fatal injury. Officers Dowhan and Hubert were seriously injured.  Officer Dowhan's injuries were to her right leg. Officer Hubert was shot in the back and left foot. Her vest stopped the bullet.<br><br>When the officers were shot, two of them dropped their guns.  One of those guns was picked up by Jacob and he was armed with it four hours later when he crawled outside through the window.<br><br>A total of three officers fired weapons during this incident.  The first two, when Commander Carnicle and others went inside the home.  They are both assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct, one with approximately 3 years of service, the other with less than two years.      <br><br>The third officer fired outside the residence as the standoff was ending.  He is assigned to the Special Assignments Unit and has 3 years of service.  <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. Please be advised that the attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic video and images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br><br>This narrative and the accompanying video are intended to inform and educate the public about a critical incident.  Learn more about the <a href="/police/transparency" target="_blank">Phoenix Police Department's transparency policy</a> on our website.  </p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: New Video of Officer-Involved Shooting at 24th Street and Buckeyehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1363Police6/26/2020 6:03:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/ubTtDVRWx0QCritical Incident Briefing: New Video of Officer-Involved Shooting at 24th Street and Buckeye<div class="ExternalClassD0C9E2CFF4234FA9B7158C3D82F7E80C"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing video from an officer involved shooting which occurred at 5:50 p.m. on March 13, 2020.</p>Officers of the Airport Bureau and Mountain View Precinct were called to the area of a bus depot at 24th Street and Buckeye Road for multiple calls of a man with a knife.  Callers indicated that the man was cutting himself and was bleeding. <br><br>Officers initially did not see the man but remained in the area. A few minutes later the officer assigned to the Airport Bureau found the man walking along 24th Street south of Buckeye Road. <br><br>The officer approached the man who was still armed with the knife. The initial encounter was not captured on video because officers assigned to the Airport Bureau are not equipped with body-worn cameras (BWC).  <br><br>Additional officers who responded to assist were equipped with BWC. They attempted to speak with the man and asked him numerous times to drop the knife. The man refused, moving toward the officers. One of the officers fired at the suspect, another deployed an electronic control device commonly known as a Taser.<br><br>The man was shot and was also impacted by the Taser probes, which are designed to affect the central nervous system, temporarily stopping the aggressive actions of a person. <br><br>Officers realized that the man was still armed with the knife. Prior to approaching the man, additional commands were given, but he refused to drop the knife. At this point, the taser probers were re-activated and the man dropped the knife.  <br><br>The man was transported to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries prior to being booked into the Maricopa County Jail.  <br><br>He has been identified as 35-year-old Mario Valenzuela.  He has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault charges.  There were no other injuries to community members or officers. <br><br>The officer who fired his duty weapon is 52 years old and is assigned to the Airport Bureau.  He has 19 years of service. The second officer is assigned to the Mountain View precinct, is 23 years old and has less than 2 years of service.   <br><br><p>Please be advised, the attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic video and images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Arizona's First Black Homicide Detective Passes Awayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1362Police6/26/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/80xaxHEbbt4Arizona's First Black Homicide Detective Passes Away<div class="ExternalClass4F5AE45DDAA8498988E129401ABCAE1A"><html>The Phoenix Police Department is mourning the loss of retired Officer Jim House. As the first-ever black homicide detective in Arizona, House left a lasting legacy on the department. Former colleague Ira Williams remembers Houses's contributions to the force.<div><div><br></div><div>"Jim was an inspiration to me in my early years," Lt. Williams said. "He was a mentor, he was an advisor, someone you could speak to."<br></div><div><br></div><div>Ira Williams is a Bureau Chief and Lieutenant with the Investigations Division at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. He and House worked at Phoenix Police around the same time. <br></div><div><br></div><div>"I met Jim when he was working the walking beat on West Buckeye Road in South Phoenix," Lt. Williams explained. "I was working patrol."</div><div><br></div><div>House joined the Phoenix Police Department in January of 1972. During his career, he worked in patrol, auto theft, assaults, robbery, and homicide. When he joined the Homicide Unit, he became the first black homicide detective in Arizona. Lt. Williams said House helped show the way for minority officers.<br></div><div><br></div><div>"Some of the African American officers looked to Jim as a mentor and a teacher and gave good advice as far as investigations and how to deal with people in the community," Lt. Williams said. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Lt. Williams described House as a gentle giant. He was large-framed, and to some, a bit intimidating. But, he said, that was confidence. House was a leader: understanding, respectful, caring, and community focused.<br></div><div><br></div><div>"He leaned on his experience in his relationship with the community to give him that presence and authority," the lieutenant said. "He didn't use his police authority, in my opinion, to do anything other than what he was supposed to do on the job and promote the good will of the police department. He'll be missed."  </div><div><br></div><div>Jim House gave 21 years of service to the Phoenix Police Department and went on to work as an investigator for City Housing after he retired. He died from medical complications at the age of 77 on June 17, 2020. <br></div></div><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing Video: June 23 Presidential Visithttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1361Police6/25/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/wTcelDVhYw8Critical Incident Briefing Video: June 23 Presidential Visit<div class="ExternalClass508E15688A86458DB72E1BBA19F92042"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing video with information and body worn camera from an incident that happened outside a church hosting a campaign visit from President Donald Trump.The event happened the afternoon of June 23, 2020 at Cave Creek Road and Sharon in North Phoenix.  <br><br>The Phoenix Police Department's role in the visit was to ensure the safety of the community.  Under the direction of the Secret Service, the department facilitated traffic flow and road closures, including closing designated roads for the Presidential motorcade to come in an out of the venue.<br><br>Officers also closed lanes of traffic to provide a safe space for demonstrators to exercise their free speech rights, while still allowing local vehicle traffic to get through the area.  This safe pedestrian zone was clearly marked with fencing as well as verbal direction to the crowd from the Community Response Squad (CRS).  There was an additional area closed to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic.<br><br>At approximately 4:25, demonstrators moved outside the area designated for pedestrian and into both the space for vehicle traffic and the secret service protected area.<br><br>At 4.26, officers formed a line to escort the crowd out of the roadway and away from the presidential motorcade route.  At this same time, officers from CRS gave verbal direction to the crowd to move out of traffic and away from the protected motorcade area.<br><br>Shortly after this, the Lieutenant on scene made an announcement over a loudspeaker ordering the crowd to move back, however the crowd remained in the roadway. <br><br>Officers began slowly walking to move the crowd, one man used two hands to push an officer walking with a shield.  <br><br>The officer attempted to reach over his shield to pull the man behind the line so he could be arrested, however the man was able to pull free from the officer.  During the struggle, another man swung his arm at the officer in an attempt to strike him and a third subject threw a water bottle at the line of officers. <br><br>These acts constitute aggravated assaults against a police officer.  <br><br>Due to the criminal activity, officers deployed aerial flash bangs to encourage the crowd to move back.  Another officer deployed three pepper ball rounds into the ground, and one officer deployed pepper spray twice towards the crowd.  <br><br>An unlawful assembly was declared and announced over loudspeaker.  <br><br>At this point the crowd moved back and the intersection was secured for the Presidential Motorcade.<br><br>The aggravated assault suspects were not arrested at the scene.  If you have information on their identity please call the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.<br><br>If you have concerns, commendations or complaints regarding the Phoenix Police Department or its officers, there are multiple ways you can share that information.  You can find a complete list of resources on the Department's <a href="/police/resources-information/commendations-complaints" target="_blank">Commendations and Complaints</a> webpage. </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
A Bond Beyond the Badge: Happy Father's Day from Phoenix Policehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1357Police6/21/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/Y8dN_c-8MhkA Bond Beyond the Badge: Happy Father's Day from Phoenix Police<div class="ExternalClass24781A53627D4AFBA6A35DE3B35C76BF"><html>​Officer Nicholas Woods and Lieutenant Timothy Woods are members of the Phoenix Police Department. They are brothers in blue. But their bond goes way beyond the badge. They are father and son, too.<br><div>​<div><div>"I looked up to him as a police officer," Nicholas said. "This job is—it's one of those jobs that sometimes the public loves you, and sometimes the public, you know, it's not the greatest. But I always looked up to him because you know, you go out there and you put your life on the line every day and you don't know what's going to happen."</div><div><br></div><div>Nicholas and Timothy have worked for the Phoenix Police Department for their entire careers—one a little longer than the other. Nicholas is a patrol officer in the Cactus Park Precinct. Timothy is a lieutenant in the Employment Services Bureau. Growing up, Timothy never pressured his son to go into the same career. But he says he's not surprised this is where he landed. </div><div><br></div><div><div>"I know that the career comes with some inherent dangers," Timothy said. "You know, I always tell him when he leaves the house to be safe. But, this is a career you either have a calling for or you don't, and it's to serve people, and he has a calling for that."<br></div><div></div></div><div><br></div><div>The two have long bonded over many things—sports, chief among them. Timothy coached Nicholas in both track and football. Fast forward to present day, and the game may have changed, but the coaching remains. <br></div><div><br></div><div><div>"There would be times when I was like, man, I don't know what to do," Nicholas explained. "I know pops has been on for a while. Let me call him and see what he has to say about it."<br></div><div></div></div><div><br></div><div>In recent days, there has been a lot to say. The two have had many conversations about the current climate of their work, and the specific challenges they face.</div><div><br></div><div>"We look at this from the dynamic of who we are not only as police officers but also as being African Americans," Timothy explained. "Some people look at us and may think that, you know, you're just...there's the blue line and you're on the side of the blue line, and don't understand that we're on the side of humanity."<br></div><div><br></div><div>Any one of us is lucky to find a mentor in the workplace or in life. Nicholas has both and he calls him 'dad'.  <br></div><div><br></div><div>"I just want to thank you for what you've done for the community," Nicholas said. "You've been a positive role model for me growing up, teaching me right from wrong, and just to treat people with respect. And on the officer level, just being an approachable guy. I always hear stories about you getting in foot pursuits and just treating people with respect. And you know, you have a very good name out there, and I'm grateful that I have a father that's on the department and passes that good name on to me."</div></div></div></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident: Officer-Involved Shooting in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1339Police6/15/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1339/Untitled design.pngCritical Incident: Officer-Involved Shooting in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass97E69F5911284E5D8570DB21172D2208"><html>​The Phoenix Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving a suspect with a knife. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2020.<br><br>Phoenix Police officers responded to a business in the area of 4400 W. Union Hills Road for a call of a man threatening customers with a knife.<br><br>Customers and employees inside of the store were threate​ned by the suspect with a knife prior to him leaving the store and threatening additional people in the parking lot. The first officer arrived on scene and saw the suspect standing next to an occupied parked vehicle armed with a knife. The officer ordered the suspect to drop the knife and he ignored the commands. The suspect threatened the officer and others multiple times. After repeated negotiations the suspect lunged at the officer, at which time the officer fired at the suspect ending the threat. <br><br>The suspect was transported to a hospital in stable condition.  There were no injuries to officers or any other community members. <br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice
Police Chief Outlines Changes Made to Enhance Public Trusthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1328Police6/10/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/HPoGA8RVw0kPolice Chief Outlines Changes Made to Enhance Public Trust<div class="ExternalClass0FB1A3285BB94FAA8A80D22258906252"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Police Department released a list of enhancements made during the 2019-2020 fiscal year, designed to build trust and transparency with the community.<br> <br> Chief Jeri Williams <a href="/policesite/Documents/PD%20Efforts%20to%20Enhance%20Community%20Trust%20FY%202019-20.pdf" target="_blank">documented the <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>changes in a memo</a> to City Manager Ed Zuercher and Assistant City Manager Milton Dohoney.<br> <br> The Department has nearly 900,000 annual interactions with the public.  With a fast-tracked roll out of more than 2,000 body-worn cameras, most of these interactions are now captured on camera, providing greater transparency and accountability.<br> <br> Last fall, the department released its first Critical Incident Briefing videos, designed to provide greater transparency of officer-involved shooting.  These videos are released publicly on the department's social media pages, providing factual information, body-worn camera footage and 911 calls for all officer-involved shootings.<br> <br> “Studies prove tracking certain data can help reduce the number of officer-involved shooting," Williams wrote in her memo.  She says that is why the department is now requiring officers to document every time they point their guns at people (PGP).  “We are analyzing this data to evaluate trends and provide further training," said Williams.  A daily internal report is made, and a public facing data dashboard is in development.<br> <br> When a traumatic event like an officer involved shooting or serious violent crime impacts a community, a new team from the department responds providing support for victims such as food and housing as well as emotional support for other neighbors and friends who may be impacted by the crime.<br> <br> The police academy is modernizing training to prepare officers for the challenges and rewards of 21st century policing.  The more contemporary training model emphasizes communication skills, empathy, and stress management. “We are confident this will give officers the tools to make well thought-out decisions in highly charged situations," Williams wrote.<br> <br> The department is taking steps to improve mental health services.  Internally, the department's Employee Assistance Unit used a three-pronged approach to strengthen officer well-being.  This includes peer, professional, and spiritual support. Externally, 9-1-1 dispatchers are trained to identify when people need mental help, not police help, and divert calls to the appropriate behavioral health services. About 20 percent of the department's officers have also opted for voluntary training to be part of the crisis intervention team, responding to mental health calls in the field.<br> <br> Chief Williams also announced on June 9 a policy change related to the Carotid Control Technique.  Effective immediately, the tactic will no longer be used or taught in police training.<br> <br> "We can't function as a department without the trust of our community and there are adjustments we can make to strengthen that trust," said Chief Jeri Williams.  “We pride ourselves on being an organization willing to learn and evolve, to listen to our community and become better. I am confident this moves us closer to that goal."<br> <br> Many of the changes made in the last year were outlined in Chief William's Five Point Plan, presented to the Phoenix City Council in July of 2019.  Others resulted from recommendations in the 2019 National Police Foundation study as well as best practices from police departments across the country.<br> <br> “Phoenix is a fast-growing city, attracting people who want to live, work and play in a safe environment," Williams wrote to City Manager Zuercher.  “With the appropriate resources, I am confident our organization can support the safety and security of all residents and visitors."<br> </p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice

 

 

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