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Phoenix PD Combat Rising Crime, Homicides Up 44%https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1575Police10/19/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1575/Police_Newsroom_Homicide.pngPhoenix PD Combat Rising Crime, Homicides Up 44%<div class="ExternalClass8E82D13C0BAF4889A00F2C1DBFB8A0FD"><html> <p>More than 12 dozen people have lost their lives in Phoenix this year at the hands of someone else.   The rising homicide rate reflects 148 people whose untimely death has been ruled a homicide.  Hundreds of families and friends are left with an empty seat at the table that can never be filled.</p><p><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/UCR%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /></p><p>The Phoenix Police Department is responding to this trend of deadly acts of gun violence, gang activity and domestic violence.  </p><p>Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) numbers for January through September show a more than 40% increase in homicides compared to the same time last year.  The summer months (July-Sept) have been particularly dangerous, with the number of homicides more than doubling from the same three months last year.  <br><br><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Cities%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /></p><p>The increase seen in Phoenix mirrors a trend happening in major cities across the United States.<br><br>Chicago has seen the largest increase, up 50% percent this year.  But there are double digit increases in nearly all the largest cities in America.  </p><p><strong style="font-size:13pt;">VICTIMS</strong><br><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Victims%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /></p><p>Who are these 148 victims?  In a city with slightly more women than men, the victims of homicide are far more likely to be male.  Racially, the City of Phoenix has roughly the same number of white and Hispanics, each making up about 43% of the population.  However, Hispanics make up nearly half of the victims of homicide, with Blacks next at 26%, a number that is almost four times greater than the 7% of overall City population.  Whites make up 21% of the victims with Native Americas at 4% and Asians 2%.<br><br><strong style="font-size:13pt;">SUSPECTS</strong><br><br><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Suspects%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /></p><p>In nearly one-third of the homicides in 2020, police do not know the gender or race of the suspect.  This could be due to limited evidence, lack of witnesses or uncooperative witnesses.  Where the identity of the suspect is known, it is 6 times more likely to be a man.  Hispanics make up 27% of the suspects, with black suspects at 22% and white at 17%.<br><br><strong style="font-size:13pt;">GANGS & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE</strong><br style="font-size:13pt;">Motivations behind the violence are not always clear, but the numbers show gang-related homicides have more than tripled over last year and domestic violence deaths have jumped from 12 in 2019 to 35 so far this year.<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Gang%20DV%20Homicide%202020.png" style="margin:5px;width:535px;height:535px;vertical-align:auto;float:none;" /><br>The Phoenix Police Department is combating the trend, partnering with other law enforcement agencies on initiatives that focus on the most dangerous and violent criminals.  The department is also supporting the Domestic Violence Help! and Paint Phoenix Purple campaigns designed to raise awareness of resources available for victims of domestic violence.<br><br><span style="font-size:13pt;"><strong>CRIME INITIATIVES</strong></span><br style="font-size:13pt;"><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Snake%20Eyes%20Gun.png" style="margin:5px;width:238px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />The Phoenix Police Department partnered with other agencies throughout August and September in a joint law enforcement operation focused on gang members, violent criminals and communities struggling with gun-related crimes.  The initiative lead to 140 arrests with 131 firearms and $145,831 in cash seized.  Officers also removed 3,027 counterfeit Fentanyl pills from the streets.<br><br>A Grand Jury recently indicted more than 30 people as part of an initiative that started after citizen complaints about crime activity in an area around a school and park at 17th Avenue & Pima Street.  The indictment includes charges for sale of illegal drugs, money laundering, and assisting a criminal street gang.<br><br>Project Safe Neighborhoods involves the community and police working together to address crime trends.  This program is currently operating in the South Mountain Precinct, focused on violence happening in the area of 20th Street & Southern.  As of the end of September, the program resulted in more than 100 felony charges with 14 guns seized and 9 stolen vehicles recovered.<br><br>“Investigations like these bring many partners together to address common crime trends in each of our cities," said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.  “Working with intelligence driven information allows us to specifically target those individuals who are responsible for crime which often result in violence."<br><br><strong style="font-size:13pt;">DOMESTIC VIOLENCE<br></strong>Not only have the number of domestic violence related homicides risen dramatically in 2020, but the number of calls related to domestic violence has also increased.</p><p>That's why the City of Phoenix launched a “<a target="_blank" href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/homicide-spike-cities-chicago-newyork-detroit-us-crime-police-lockdown-coronavirus-protests-11596395181"><span style="color:purple;">Domestic Violence Help</span></a><span style="color:purple;">!" </span>campaign in April. <br>Survivors <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/police/1159"><span style="color:purple;">shared their stories</span></a> of getting help.  Media partners across the valley helped spread the message on radio, TV and billboards to let the community know help is available.<br><br><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Paint%20Phoenix%20Purple.png" style="margin:5px;width:282px;height:267px;vertical-align:auto;float:left;" />October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  <a target="_blank" href="https://paintphoenixpurple.org/"><span style="color:purple;">Paint Phoenix Purple</span></a> is a local awareness campaign that brings together more than 50 community, private and public organizations.  The groups have partnered to create a <a target="_blank" href="https://paintphoenixpurple.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/DV-Roadmap.pdf"><span style="color:purple;">Road Map to Excellence: Making the City of Phoenix a National Leader in Preventing and Ending Domestic Violence.</span></a>  The month-long Paint Phoenix Purple campaign also includes virtual classes, a virtual run/walk and a social media campaign to #PaintPHXPurple, designed to reach more people on social media with a message of resources for help.<br><br>Those resources include:</p><ul><li><a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac"><span style="color:purple;">The Family Advocacy Center</span></a>: 602-534-2120, 2120 N Central Ave. 2nd Floor, Phoenix</li><li>Find a list of resources at <a target="_blank" href="/police/domesticviolence"><span style="color:purple;">Phoenix.gov/DomesticViolence</span></a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.thehotline.org/help/"><span style="color:purple;">National Domestic Violence Hotline</span></a><span style="color:purple;">:</span> 800 799-SAFE (7233)</li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.acesdv.org/"><span style="color:purple;">Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence</span></a><span style="color:purple;"> </span></li><li>Remember if you can't speak you can text 911</li></ul><br><span style="font-size:13pt;"><strong>MAPPING CRIME HOTSPOTS<br></strong></span>This map shows the hot spots for homicides in 2020.  You can see that while no area is immune, the I-10 & I-17 corridors see a greater impact.  The Phoenix Police Department posts a variety of crime statistics including Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), bias crimes and crime hotspot maps.  You can also view crime maps and neighborhood crime counts in your neighborhood or place of business through the interactive <a target="_blank" href="/police/resources-information/crime-stats-maps"><span style="color:purple;">LexisNexis Community Crime Map </span></a>hosted on the police department's website.<br><p><span style="line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:18pt;"><font color="#000000"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Homicide%20Hotspots.png" 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Critical Incident Briefing - October 1, 2020 - 7th St. & Carter Circlehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1571Police10/15/2020 6:10:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/y0tIUU3ztT8Critical Incident Briefing - October 1, 2020 - 7th St. & Carter Circle<div class="ExternalClass1C2E05DBA8BE4C9FAF7B2DF2E9D816CC"><html>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting which occurred in the area of 7th Street and Baseline at about 9:00 p.m. on October 1, 2020.<br><br>The suspect in this case has been identified as 29-year-old Martin Leyva.<br><br>That night, 911 received a call from a man who had said that the suspect had driven into a cul-de-sac recklessly and fired a handgun. The caller was also able to provide a physical description of the suspect.<br><br>Once the officers located the residence where the suspect was reported to be, they positioned the spotlight from their patrol car on the residence and walked up to the house.<br><br>As the officers got close to the front yard, they saw Leyva, who matched the description provided by the caller, lying down by the front door of the home.<br><br>As Leyva started to stand up, the officers said they saw he had a handgun tucked in his waistband. The officers began giving commands to Leyva when he reached toward his waist. Both officers discharged their firearms, striking Leyva.<br><br>After the shooting, officers attempted to get to Leyva but could not because of two large dogs in the front yard. They waited for additional units, and Leyva was able to walk to the officers. The officers then transported Leyva to get medical assistance.<br><br>In the front yard where Leyva had been, officers located his handgun and a shell casing.<br><br>Leyva remains hospitalized for his injuries.<br><br>The two officers involved in this Critical Incident are assigned to the South Mountain Precinct. The first officer is 26 years old and has 2 years of service and the second officer is 24 years old and also has two 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. 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. This is why you see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Unedited, 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><br>Please be advised, the attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Police Crackdown on Illegal Street Racershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1567Police10/14/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/CBieKA3r5RIPolice Crackdown on Illegal Street Racers<div class="ExternalClassDC02498D93644064BB7E5C1A4F0CD493"><html>The Phoenix Police Lieutenant responsible for a crackdown on illegal street racing appeared before the Public Safety Committee, outlining the seriousness of the problem for members of the Phoenix City Council who serve on the committee.<br><br>Lt. Jesse Abernathy told the committee the Police Department has continued to see a large presence of street racing occurring throughout the city.  Activity which had previously been concentrated in west Phoenix has now expanded to other areas of the greater Phoenix area.<br><br>The attached video was also shown during the meeting.  It captures some of the dangerous behavior that has resulted in injuries.<br><br>Street racing activities consist of large groups of pedestrians and vehicles overtaking busy intersections where they perform high risk driving maneuvers.  Group can be as large as 300-500 or more people.  These groups have also forced entry into and taken over large warehouses.  Sometimes the events end in gun violence or “flash mob" style shoplifting from convenience stores in the area.<br><br>The hot spots include Desert Sky Mall, 33rd Ave & Indian School, 67th Ave & Southern, Central & Camelback and 35th Ave & Thomas.<br><br>The Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct where Lt. Abernathy is assigned is heading a task force of officers from all city precincts, working with motor officers, canine and law enforcement from across the state.  The task force is supported by a $250,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.  <br><br>Since the task force launched in late 2019, they have issued nearly 2,100 citations, more than half involving criminal charges, including reckless driving.  153 people have been booked into jail.</html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: September 30, 2020 44th St & Camelback Officer-involved Shootinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1566Police10/14/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/mW0mxPL46boCritical Incident Briefing: September 30, 2020 44th St & Camelback Officer-involved Shooting<div class="ExternalClass6E3DFA70C04D457CA3353080E665E201"><html> ​​​The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting which occurred on September 30, 2020 at approximately 6:23 p.m.<br><br>A Phoenix Police Sergeant responded to multiple 911 calls of a man assaulting people and causing damage to property in the area of 44th Street & Camelback Road. The suspect was later identified as 38-year-old Khambrel Dante Sharp.<br><br>Upon arrival, the sergeant could see that Sharp was armed with an edged weapon. Sharp ignored commands to drop the weapon and ran from the sergeant. After a short foot pursuit, she located him lying down in a drainage ditch. The sergeant attempted to de-escalate the situation before Sharp moved toward her with the weapon in hand. At that time, she fired her service weapon.<br><br>Backup officers arrived on scene immediately after the shooting and provided first aid to Sharp. Phoenix Fire Department personnel transported him to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.<br><br>The weapon was recovered and determined to be a wooden handled pruning saw. No officers or other community members were injured in this incident.<br><br>The sergeant involved in this shooting is in the Patrol Division of the Phoenix Police Department, assigned to the Mountain View Precinct. She has been with the department for 16 years.<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.<br><br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. This is why you see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Unedited, 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><br>Please be advised, the attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised. <br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Road to Recovery: Former Drug Addict Thanks Officer Who Arrested Himhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1563Police10/13/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/O8w10Dpd3CsRoad to Recovery: Former Drug Addict Thanks Officer Who Arrested Him<div class="ExternalClass3CCB2C16B0D8432DB1F79500F1BDD613"><html>It is not often that someone says "thank you for arresting me." But that is exactly what happened with Josh Hamilton. <br>​<br>"A huge thank you to the Phoenix Police Department for apprehending me that day," Hamilton wrote in a Facebook post. "I'm sure you don't know it, but you guys saved my life."    <br><br>In that post, Hamilton shared a more recent photo of himself next to one of his mug shots from more than four years ago <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>— when he was deep in an ad​dict​ion to methamphetamine​.<br><br><div><div><div>"I understood myself only after I destroyed myself," Hamilton continued in the post. "And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.   <br></div><div></div></div><div><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Starting in about 2010, Josh was using, stealing, and living on the streets. But everything changed on April 27th, 2016 when Josh was arrested by Phoenix Police Officer Ben Carro.</div><div><br></div><div>"For me, I was just another police officer doing what, I think on any given day, any police officer would have done for this gentleman," Officer Carro said​. "Treated him with respect and you know, you had to arrest him that day. That's what had to happen. But, you know, I wouldn't have treated this person any differently than I've treated anybody else in my career." </div></div><div></div><div></div><div><br></div><div><div>According to Phoenix Police records, Hamilton had been arrested nearly 20 times. But something about the timing of this arrest in April of 2016 shifted everything. Four and a half years later, he's clean and he's helping others. Hamilton works at Axiom​ C​are — a drug rehabilitation facility. </div><div></div></div><div> <br></div><div><div><div>"Because of him, I went to prison," Hamilton said. "And I'm grateful for it. And I think because of him and because of the people that I have met along my way, I'm sitting where I'm at. They're all a part of my success story and I'll forever be grateful for them."<br></div><div></div></div><div></div></div><div> <br></div><div>From living with addiction to now helping others battle their own issues with substance abuse, Hamilton's story has come full circle. Well, almost full circle. He has always wanted to thank the officer who arrested him, and he finally got the chance to. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Watch the reunion of Josh Hamilton and Officer Ben Carro in the video above. </span></div><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Hot Desert, Cold Cases: Mark Papphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1559Police10/9/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/LWqrjKrDX00Hot Desert, Cold Cases: Mark Papp<div class="ExternalClassA02C47F2E9C9423DB330F759680D7622"><html> <em>​The Phoenix Police Department is bringing attention to cold case homicides in a video series called "</em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGawo0R67-EnAV04LGzM_VBl" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list%3DPLFNuct3MvVGawo0R67-EnAV04LGzM_VBl&source=gmail&ust=1598034015554000&usg=AFQjCNFclhV_Yd-mz2U4F-jCKvnbVr8u1w"><em>Hot Desert, Cold Cases</em></a><em>." The series highlights the area's homicide cases that have gone unsolved. </em><br><br><em>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.  ​</em><br><br>"Mark was my best man at my wedding," William Kroncke said. "There's a little bit of an age gap between us and I know some people will look at us and go 'Is he your dad?' And I'm like 'No he's not my dad, he's my best friend.'"<br><div><br></div><div>William said he and Mark Papp go way back—​nearly 20 years. They met through mutual friends and ended up becoming best friends. William describes Mark as loyal, trustworthy, a bit of a rough exterior, but deep down very caring. <br></div><div><br></div><div>"He was everything to me," William said of Mark. "He was the person who...he advised me. And he was my confidant. Best friend." <br></div><div><br></div><div>But in June of 2019, William lost his best friend. Mark was a security guard at a UPS facility, and was walking home from work the night of June 22nd, when he was attacked. </div><div><br></div><div>The 65-year-old was found lying on the side of Osborn Road near 31st Avenue. He was breathing, but unresponsive. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where he died a week later. <br></div><div><br></div><div><div>"They might not even know that they killed him," William said of the suspect(s). "They might have thought they just beat up a guy and left him."<br></div><div><br></div></div><div>William said Mark had no enemies, making this murder unexplainable. </div><div><br></div><div>Phoenix Police Detective Tim Reese has been on the case from the very beginning and agrees this killing seems senseless. <br></div><div><br></div><div><div>"This one stands out to me because this victim was doing nothing but trying to go home after work," the detective said.<br></div><div><br></div></div><div>Area security cameras have helped put parts of this investigation together. On that night, Mark left the guard shack and walked toward Osborn Road where a dark colored four door sedan pulled up, a suspect got out, Mark backed away out of video frame, and not long after, the suspect got back in the car with Mark's backpack, and left. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Detective Reese said there are still so many unanswered questions.<br></div><div><br></div><div>"I'm doing everything I can to try and figure out who did this to this man," Det. Reese said. "It appears that this is just a blatant disregard for life. But every lead that we've tried to pursue has come to a dead end."<br></div><div><br></div><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>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" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.silentwitness.org/&source=gmail&ust=1598034015555000&usg=AFQjCNGD-YpoXGz7garayY2Zf5jdK1HaVA">Silent Witness website</a>. You will remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.​<br></div><br> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
2020 Faith & Blue Weekendhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1552Police10/5/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/J1dd8ipfyjM2020 Faith & Blue Weekend<div class="ExternalClass85770434B2F1451191C5CF2EE2C59B85"><html> <p>The Phoenix Police Department is participating in the National Faith & Blue Weekend, October 9-12, 2020, a weekend of events that brings law enforcement officers and the community.  Join us to learn how officers and faith leaders are serving communities across Phoenix.<br><br>Join the Phoenix Police Department and local faith leaders virtually during one of the events:<br></p> <table cellspacing="0" class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr style="text-align:center;"> <td style="width:16.66%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">​<strong>DATE</strong><br></td> <td> <strong>​TIME</strong> <br> </td> <td> <strong>​​ATTENDEE WEBLINK</strong> <br> </td> <td> <strong>​PASSWORD</strong> <br> </td> <td> <strong>​EVENT</strong> <br> </td> <td> <strong>​​EVENT DESCRIPTION</strong> <br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Friday, October 9​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></td> <td>​1-3 p.m.<br></td> <td> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e41afc0f9a137480703c96dbafde1804d">​Webex Meeting<br></a> <br> </td> <td>​blue<br></td> <td>​Building Bridges with our Sikh Community​<br></td> <td>​Tune in to learn about the Police Chief’s Sikh Advisory Board and receive a presentation about the Sikh community and its history.<br></td> </tr> <tr> <td>​Saturday, October 10<br></td> <td>​9-11 a.m.<br></td> <td> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7f02d714c0bcc3662ef4ec03252d5fd3">Webex Meeting<br></a> <br> </td> <td>​blue<br></td> <td>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Faith and Justice Project Joint Intercessory Prayer Service<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></td> <td>​Join faith leaders from communities in Maryvale and South Phoenix as they unite our city in prayer.​<br></td> </tr> <tr> <td>​Saturday, October 10<br></td> <td>​12-2 p.m.<br></td> <td> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea9aaadb2357eaf3afd7cc58b69c69895">​​Webex Meeting<br></a> </td> <td>​blue<br></td> <td>​Healthy Giving Council and Phoenix PD<br></td> <td>​Members of the Healthy Giving Council and the Phoenix Police Department share information about the initiative that promotes sustainable giving and service for those experiencing homelessness.<br></td> </tr> <tr> <td>​Saturday, October 10<br></td> <td>​3-5 p.m.<br></td> <td> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7211f4a1bbb43a6ff9a71d357118cbb5">​​Webex Meeting<br></a> </td> <td>​blue<br></td> <td>​LGBTQ Faith Community Discussion <br></td> <td>​Join us for a conversation led by faith leaders from the LGBTQ community.<br></td> </tr> <tr> <td>​Sunday, October 11<br></td> <td>​1-3 p.m.<br></td> <td> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/phoenixpublicmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea3443abae1c180e2cb77ce56e5a34086">​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>​Webex Meeting​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></a> <br> </td> <td>​blue<br></td> <td>​Connecting on the North Side – Servant Leadership within Black Mountain Precinct<br></td> <td>​Join us for a discussion between public service and faith leaders within Black Mountain Precinct.<br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/policesite/Documents/FaithandBlue_2020EventWeekendSchedule.pdf">Download the Schedule</a> (PDF)<br></p> <p> <strong style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">How to login to an event:</strong> <br> </p> <blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;padding:0px;border:currentColor;"> <p>Step 1:  Download the free Cisco WebEx app onto your device before the event begins.</p> <p>Step 2:  Log-in by clicking on the event link and provide your name and email.</p> <p>Step 3:  Enjoy the program!<br></p> </blockquote> <p> <a target="_blank" href="https://faithandblue.org/about/">National Faith & Blue Weekend</a> is happening in cities across the country and was co-convened by MovementForward, Inc.'s One Congregation One Precinct initiative and the USDOJ Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. <br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: September 21, 2020 21st Ave & Dunlap Officer-involved Shootinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1548Police10/5/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TgEQfm-0Q4&feature=youtu.beCritical Incident Briefing: September 21, 2020 21st Ave & Dunlap Officer-involved Shooting<div class="ExternalClass6816D9B761634B619110648944D3FDE7"><html>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting which occurred on September 21, 2020 at 6:22 a.m. The suspects in this incident are currently outstanding.   <br><br>Phoenix Police Officers from the Desert Horizon Precinct were patrolling the area of 19th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue when they found a vehicle that had been reported stolen, with two people inside leaving the parking lot of a convenience store. Officers requested additional units and followed the vehicle to a motel near 21st Avenue and Dunlap Avenue.  <br><br>Once a second two-person patrol unit arrived, the original driver and passenger officers moved to get out of the patrol car. At this time, the driver of the stolen vehicle drove into the passenger side of the patrol Tahoe, striking the door which then hit the officer. The passenger officer fired his service weapon at the driver.  <br><br>The suspects and the vehicle were not struck during the officer-involved-shooting and left the area.<br><br>Other responding officers followed the suspect vehicle as it took off out of the parking lot heading west toward the I-17. The vehicle was last seen heading south on the freeway near Camelback. <br><br>The vehicle has since been recovered but the suspects remain outstanding. The suspect driver is described as a black male, between 20-25 years old, wearing a red bandana and a black shirt. If you have information regarding this incident, please call Silent Witness at (480) - WITNESS. <br><br>The involved officer is assigned to the Desert Horizon Precinct. He is 28 years old and has 2 years of service. He received minor injuries from this incident. There were no injuries to any community members.   <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.   <br><br>Please be advised, the attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice

 

 

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