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Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-Involved Shooting on Glenrosahttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1408Police7/20/2020 4:50:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1408/CIB.pnghttps://youtu.be/9jHZwaOtK4ACritical Incident Briefing: Officer-Involved Shooting on Glenrosa<div class="ExternalClass9C3F3CF9532E43B894A8119F4F2F1062"><html>The Phoenix Police Department has released information, audio, and visuals from a critical incident in our community.<br><br>The officer-involved shooting happened July 4, 2020 near 56th Avenue and​ Glenrosa.  The incident claimed the life of 28-year-old James Porter Garcia. <br><br>Officers first responded to the area around 1 p.m. after a 911 caller said a man who had stabbed him the previous week had returned to the area and was threatening him again.<br><br>“He’s trying to kill me again,” the caller told the dispatcher.<br><br>The caller told officers the suspect was a Hispanic man approximately 28 years old and that he believed his first name was Eric.<br><br>While still on the phone with dispatchers, officers from the Maryvale-Estrella Mountain precinct arrived on scene, talking with the stabbing victim and seeing his wounds.<br><br>The victim lead officers to a home on Glenrosa, telling them one man had a knife and another had a gun.<br><br>Officers arrived at the residence making contact with several people at the home. <br><br>At 1:25 p.m., they make the first contact with James Garcia who was inside a vehicle in the driveway.<br><br>An officer knocks on the vehicle, asking the man if he is okay.  The officer instructs Garcia to turn off the car and come over to the area where other individuals from in and around the home are talking with officers.<br><br>“We are doing an investigation over here and I don’t want you sitting in the car,” the officer says to Garcia.<br><br>The officer explains they are investigating a crime and need to identify everyone at the house, but Garcia refuses to get out of the vehicle.<br><br>This conversation continues calmly for another 10 minutes with Garcia saying he didn’t have identification on him, but first told officers his name was Samuels Garcia-Salazar but then corrects himself saying his name is John Salazar Banuelos.  He then told officers his birthday was January 1st, 1982, a date which would make him 38, not his actual age of 28.<br><br>Garcia admits to the officer he has a misdemeanor warrant, which the officer tells Garcia he isn’t concerned with.<br><br>Ten minutes into the conversation, the Sergeant on scene comes over to tell the man he needs to get out of the crime scene.<br><br>“Is there a reason you are not getting out of the car?” the Sergeant asks.  He further explains to Garcia that there was a stabbing at the house, and he needs to clear people from the crime scene. <br><br>One minute and fifteen seconds into this conversation with the Sergeant, Garcia rolls up the window, but still doesn’t get out of the car.  Less than a minute later, one of the officer shouts “He’s got a gun!”<br><br>Other officers notice the change in demeanor and run over to the vehicle while the officer who first noticed the gun in Garcia’s right hand shouts commands to drop the gun.<br><br>Garcia holds his left hand to his head and mouths to the officer “shoot me, shoot me.”<br><br>The officer standing next to the driver side door warns Garcia that if he lifts his armed right hand any further, he is going to shoot.<br><br>Thirteen minutes after first contacting Garcia and approximately 50 seconds after first noticing the gun, two officers fire their weapons into the vehicle.​<br><br>The gun remains in Garcia’s hands and they continue to shout demands that he drop it.<br><br>Another officer who was not involved in the shooting runs toward the scene, retrieving the gun from the vehicle in order to safely provide medical attention to the man.<br><br>Once the gun was removed and secured, medical assistance was provided to Mr. Garcia, but he did not survive the injuries.<br><br>The name which had been provided to officers by Garcia was not his real name. Detectives identified him through fingerprints during the investigation and found that Garcia had outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.  Through interviews and other investigative efforts, detectives learned that Garcia recently came into possession of the firearm.  Since he was on probation, Garcia was a prohibited possessor. <br><br>Garcia did not live at the home where the shooting happened.  Detectives will continue to investigate this incident and turn over their findings to Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review. At the request of Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, the case is also undergoing an independent civil rights review by the FBI.<br><br>Please note that the faces of some officers may be blurred.  This is part of a legal procedure officers can go through to redact their image and other person information.<br><br>The purpose of this video is to provide a summary of what happened.  As you watch the attached video, you will see a one-minute unedited clip of the shooting from two different angles. Lengthy unedited clips from the body-worn cameras of all five officers’ who were near the car around the time of the shooting will be provided to the media in conjunction with this critical incident briefing for their independent review and publication.<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.<br><br>Please be advised, this video contains strong language as well as graphic video and images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.​​<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice@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 Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassCFC307A1B8E84A14920096500EC95862"><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 target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">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: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">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 target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">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 </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass404B1D522585402AA945BEBF53F5F979"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below. Since its launch on Aug. 18, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 35,000 antigen and antibodies tests at nearly 100 locations.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​ </span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Tuesday, January 19, 2021 </h3><p>Devonshire Community Center <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 21, 2021 </h3><p>Washington Park <br>6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 22, 2021</h3><p>Cesar Chavez Park<br>7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021 </h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, January 25, 2021 </h3><p>V.H. Lassen Elementary School<br>909 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>District 7 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 26, 2021</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 28, 2021 </h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>8325 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 29, 2021</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021 </h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Testing Sites</span></h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021</h3><p>Desert West Park<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix 85035<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral<br>6351 N. 27th Ave. <br>7:00 a.m.– Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021</h3><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Girls Innovation Academy/Preschool Campus<br>4730 W. Campbell Ave. <br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>NFL Yet College Prep Academy<br>222 E Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a> </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell: <span lang="EN">602-501-0620<br>Email <a target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a></span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Bioscience Hub has $3B in Projects and 7K New Jobs in the Workshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1712Community and Economic Development1/19/2021 5:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1712/NEWSROOM_CED_210001.jpgPhoenix Bioscience Hub has $3B in Projects and 7K New Jobs in the Works<div class="ExternalClassAAC6EF453E4B45DAA1DD2B04AA846ACE"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>​​By Angela Gonzales for Phoenix Business Journal</em> <br> </p> <p>The bioscience sector in Phoenix is heating up and the world is taking notice, as exclusive licensing agreements are forged, lab space is being built and medical schools are expanding.</p> <p>Construction is underway or about to begin in Phoenix on bioscience health facilities with a capital value of more than $3 billion, according to data compiled by Phoenix Community and Economic Development. More than 7,000 new bioscience health care jobs will be created in Phoenix during this time.<br></p> <p>The Translational Genomics Research Institute just forged a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for its proprietary technology that uses a blood test to catch tumors even before X-rays and CT scans. TGen, an affiliate of the City of Hope, now has a deal with Madison, Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS)<br><em>Read the full story at </em><a target="_blank" href="https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2021/01/19/phoenix-bioscience-hub-projects-new-jobs.html"><em>Phoenix Business Journal</em></a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNews

 

 

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