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Critical Incident Briefing: In Custody Death Near 51st Ave. and Indian School Rd.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1461Police8/18/2020 11:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/_YGpsWAsVOACritical Incident Briefing: In Custody Death Near 51st Ave. and Indian School Rd.<div class="ExternalClass348E9F06FFF045A0A2F19CA0D75C7FCB"><html> ​The Phoenix Police Department has released 911 calls, body-worn camera footage and surveillance video from a case where a man in police custody passed away.<br><br>The incident happened on August 4, 2020 at 10:30am near 51st Avenue and Indian School Road.<br>​​​​<br>A woman called 911, concerned about a suspicious man making obscene gestures and looking into cars. She reported the man was walking around the parking lot of the shopping center at the corner of 51st Avenue and Indian School road.<br><br>“He’s kind of acting funny, he’s over there sticking his tongue out. I don’t know what’s wrong with him,” the caller said. She also told the dispatcher the man had ripped shorts on and was “holding his private parts.”<br><br>The first officer arrived at the scene and saw the man matching the caller’s description. That man was later identified as 28-year-old, Ramon Timothy Lopez.<br><br>As the officer drove toward the Lopez, the man he ran from the officer, through the parking lot before tripping onto the sidewalk of 51st Avenue and Indian School Road.<br><br>Surveillance video shows Lopez apparently fix his shoe and once again stands up and runs across the street.<br><br>Lopez then enters a convenience store and steals a drink from inside. As he’s leaving the store, the officer drives up.<br><br>Lopez throws some of the drink onto the officer and runs away into traffic on 51st Avenue. While the officer followed Lopez, the man continued throwing the drink onto the officer. Eventually the officer was able to grab Lopez and both of them fell onto the roadway.<br><br>While the first officer attempted to arrest Lopez, two additional officers arrived to assist. All three were wearing body-worn cameras which are included in this critical incident briefing video.<br><br>Complete unedited version of the body-worn camera videos are also being provided to the media for their independent review and publication.<br><br>Lopez refused to comply with the officers as they tried to place handcuffs on him. The officers held his arms and legs to keep him from kicking.<br><br>Once Lopez was handcuffed, officers used a leg restraint to prevent him from kicking. They also called for fire personnel. Officers also used the code “237” in the radio transmissions. This code is used to describe illegal drugs. In this case, the officer believed that Lopez was under the influence of illegal drugs due to his erratic behavior.<br><br>Officers placed Lopez in a patrol vehicle to move him out of the roadway. They then drove to a parking lot just west of 51st Avenue while they waited for Fire personnel. This movement to the parking lot took about a minute.<br><br>Upon arriving, officers immediately checked on Lopez and saw he was unresponsive. They took him out of the police vehicle, trying to wake him ​​and provide him water. Fire personnel arrived and took over medical treatment.<br><br>Lopez was later pronounced deceased by medical personnel at a nearby hospital. The cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner.<br><br>The three officers involved in this Critical Incident are assigned to the Maryvale/Estrella Mountain Precinct. The first officer to respond has 14 years of service. The additional two officers have 3 and 10 years of service with the Phoenix Police Department.<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 Phoenix Police Professional Standards Bureau is underway along with a separate criminal investigation by the homicide unit. Findings will be turned over to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review.<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><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></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolicePhoenix PolicePolice 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 Security1/18/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0C34F4F03F4E49F68E0087F730F83CBF"><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 COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></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. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </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> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/21/2022 11:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassDC29905DE62046A2AD5165329ED419C3"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> <br></p><p>Starting Monday, January 24, a limited number of free COVID-19 at-home test kits will be available at mobile testing locations while supplies last. Limit two per person.<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Saturday, January 22, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br> 3546 E. Sweetwater Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, January 24, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<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><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<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, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, 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>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<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><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p><p><strong>Partner Event</strong>. Cartwright Elementary School<br>2825 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035<br><strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 102, 204);">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting" target="_blank">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting</a><br><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Event Partners: Vincere Cancer Center, Cartwright Elementary School, Chicanos Por La Causa and City of Phoenix</span></span><br></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, 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><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Critical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2208Police1/21/2022 10:16:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/6LKKdr6RfyYCritical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road<div class="ExternalClass76CA9B3B01B7471DBF76A45C08373DCD"><html> <p></p> WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 8, 2022 in the area 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road.<br><br>This incident occurred just after midnight, when a witness called 911 to report a man breaking into a business that was closed at the time. The man was later identified as 26-year old Matthew Bia.<br><br>Video surveillance from the business showed Bia unsuccessfully attempt to break the glass door of the business for almost 2 minutes.<br><br>After unsuccessful attempts, Bia returned two minutes later with an object and was able to break the glass and enter the store.<br><br>Once inside the closed business, Bia walked around, and attempted to manipulate the registers.<br><br>When the first officer arrived, he parked his vehicle at the front of the store. He saw Bia inside of the business and attempted to speak to him. The officer gave Bia commands to come out of the store, but he refused. <br><br>After a few moments, Bia, with his left hand on his head, moved his right hand to his waistline, and turned sideways so that his right side was away from the officer. <br><br>He then extended his hand and arm quickly from his waist, towards the officer. That is when the officer involved shooting occurred. The officer fired one round, and Bia fell to the ground, but it was later determined he was not struck by the bullet.  <br><br>After the shooting, Bia continued to extend his arm out toward the officer.  <br><br>After about 4 minutes he complied with officers, crawled out of the store and laid on the ground. <br><br>Officers moved towards Bia and placed him under arrest. No weapon was found on or around Bia.<br><br>Bia was not injured by the shot; he did suffer minor injuries to his hands from the broken glass door. <br><br>Bia was booked into jail for aggravated assault on an officer, burglary, and criminal damage.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for about two years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<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. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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