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PD: Wrong-way Driver Resists Arresthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1400Police7/15/2020 3:09:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1400/Copy of Newsroom Message from Chief Jeri Williams.pngPD: Wrong-way Driver Resists Arrest<div class="ExternalClass75703DB3EB414FACB079234380C54320"><html>​On January 17, 2020, just before midnight Officer McGillis, who was assigned as a DUI motor officer was patrolling the area of 7th Avenue and Indian School Road when he observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road, in an opposing traffic lane.  Officer McGillis attempted to stop the driver for the violation.<br><br><a href="https://youtu.be/Egt2lzexx2Q" target="_blank">WATCH 5 MINUTE UNEDITED BODY-WORN CAMERA FOOTAGE OF OFFICER INTERACTION WITH THE WRONG-WAY DRIVING SUSPECT</a><br><br>The driver, who was later identified as Mariah Valenzuela, pulled into a parking spot, and exited her vehicle.  Officer McGillis greeted the female, and asked her for her driver license identification, but Valenzuela stated she did not have it on her.  Officer McGillis then asked her if she had any form of identification on her, but Valenzuela failed to answer this question or provide any form of identification, and would only communicate by asking why she was being pulled over. Valenzuela's actions at this point constituted a violation of Arizona Revised Statute 28-1595, which is a class 2 misdemeanor.<br><br>Officer McGillis was attempting to relay information to his dispatcher including the location of his stop and the vehicle information, while also dealing with Valenzuela.  Office McGillis asked Valenzuela for a third time if she had any identification on her, and she replied "no."  <br><br>Due to Valenzuela failing to provide her identification as she was legally required to do, despite the three opportunities Officer McGillis provided her, the decision was made to place her under arrest for the misdemeanor violation.  Officer McGillis asked Valenzuela to put her hands behind her back.  Up to this point, even though she refused to provide her identification, Officer McGillis and Valenzuela had a cordial exchange, and he did not believe she would suddenly become uncooperative.  Officer McGillis then attempted to place her in handcuffs.  <br><br>Valenzuela immediately became uncooperative and actively resisted the lawful arrest by pulling away and refusing to place her hands behind her back.  This constituted a violation of Arizona Revised Statute 13-2508, which is a felony.  Valenzuela began screaming and yelling, and would not cooperate with the arrest.  Since she was physically resisting arrest, for the safety of both the Officer and Valenzuela, he took her to to the ground. While on the ground, he requested backup while pleading with her to give him her hands. She refused.  <br><br>Due to Valenzuela actively resisting the arrest, it took Officer McGillis one minute and twenty-seven seconds to place both hands in handcuffs.  In the body worn camera video, Officer McGillis can be heard pleading with Valenzuela to put her hands behind her back no less than eight times. He also asked for her arm/hand no less than ten times, and said "stop" or "please stop" eight times.  Officer McGillis remained calm and professional, and continually tried to get Valenzuela to calm down and stop resisting the arrest.  During this time, he told her why she was under arrest and why she was originally stopped, but Valenzuela continued to argue.  <br><br>When Officer McGillis thought she had calmed down enough to stand up, he helped her up and they began walking towards a vehicle when she began yelling again.  Officer McGillis pushed her against her car to stop her from resisting again.  At this time, Valenzuela told Officer McGillis her identification was in her vehicle, however he was never able to locate it. <br><br>Valenzuela was arrested and booked that evening for the felony resisting arrest, and was processed and submitted for DUI alcohol and drugs.  The resisting arrest charge is actively being charged by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.  Charges were submitted to the City of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office for the DUI related and misdemeanor charges.  <br><br>On one of the body-worn cameras, a supervisor is heard instructing his officers to "CYA".  That comment refers to filling out additional paperwork to document the events surrounding the arrest.  In this case, the supervisor was directing the officers to complete a Use of Force Report.  Policy does not require filling out a Use of Force Report when a suspect who is resisting arrest is taken to the ground.  The supervisor in this case felt it was appropriate to document the injuries on a Use of Force Report even though one was not necessarily required.<br><br>The Phoenix Police Department Professional Standards Bureau evaluated the body worn camera and other evidence, and determined there was no violation of policy on behalf of Officer McGillis.  Officer McGillis has no other sustained allegations of misconduct within the last five years.<br><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePhoenix Police UpdatePolice@phoenixpolicePolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/14/2021 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassAB8B1F4EAE5447A1A4F5CDAC19B76CD8"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a></p> <h3><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Face Coverings Remain in Effect Within Phoenix City Limits<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></h3> <p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Per the Declaration of the Phoenix City Council, Face Coverings are still required in public for most people within Phoenix city limits, and for all Public Transportation (airports and buses) and at all City of Phoenix properties. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occuring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a target="_blank" href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. Masks are still required at these events. <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security4/14/2021 5:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClassF1C9758188F04AC8915F5D9E7CE73C7C"><div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"><div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"></div><div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Related:</strong> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services</h2><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Stationary Site" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_03.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Stationary Site <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Maryvale Park</strong> <br>4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Mondays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  <br><em>(effective April 10, Friday testing changes to Saturday)</em> <br>Appointments recommended at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> <br>Offers PCR test with results within 24 hours. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Mobile Van #1" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #1 <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1455" target="_blank">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Mobile Van #2" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #2</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1739" target="_blank">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img alt="Walk-Up Sites" src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Walk-Up/Drive-Up Sites</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours.</p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">Current Schedule​​​<br></h2><h3>Wednesday, April 14, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Dunbar Elementary<br>707 W. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ  85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​</a></p><h3>Thursday, April 15, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Fry’s Food Store<br>850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 16, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br>3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 17, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> John F. Long Family  Services Center<br>3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Heard Elementary School<br>2301 W. Thomas Rd.. Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​</a></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church<br>6531 N. 27th Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Sunnyslope Park<br>802 E. Vogel Avenue<br>7:00 a.m. to Noon<br>Register at <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>​<br></p><h3>Monday, April 19, 2021<br></h3> ​<strong>​Mobile Van #1.</strong> Deer Valley Community Center <br>​2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a>​<p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Faith North Preschool<br>910 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, April 20, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a>​</p><h3>Wednesday, April 21, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Capitol School<br>330 N. 16th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​</a><br></p><h3>Thursday, April 22, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>4230 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 23, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>850 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com​</a></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Saturday, April 24, 2021<br></h3><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Bethune School<br>1310 S. 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix​​​​​</a>​<br></p><p> <strong>Drive-Up Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at <a href="https://familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Monday, April 26 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Desert West Park and Sports Complex<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, April 27, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17642 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, April 29, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br>6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, April 30, 2021 </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com​</a>​</p><p> <br>​<br></p><h4 style="color:#777777;line-height:1.6;">Media Contact<br></h4><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Yvette Roeder <br>Cell:602-501-0620 <br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a><br></p></div> <br> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end">​​​​</span></div></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
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