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Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-Involved Shooting near 23rd Avenue and Indian School Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1660Police12/14/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/VnF-JmE5NUACritical Incident Briefing: Officer-Involved Shooting near 23rd Avenue and Indian School Road<div class="ExternalClass3C0C84FC29A14963AAB1546C4646A6DE"><html>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>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 early morning hours on November 30, 2020 in the area 2300 West Indian School Road.<br><br>At approximately 2:00 a.m., Phoenix Police Officers from the Cactus Park Precinct responded to a report of a man acting strange and appeared to be jumping onto vehicles as they were driving near Indian School Road and 23rd Avenue. The caller told 911 that he had seen the man earlier in the night and that he appeared normal but when he saw him again, he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.<br><br>“He’s trying to jump on the car, and tries to, to hit him…, to hit the car with his body,” the caller told the 911 operator. “Yeah. He’s on 23rd Avenue and Indian School.”<br><br>The two officers arrived within minutes of the call and saw the man matching the description walking in the middle of the roadway. Both officers exited their vehicle and immediately noticed a man about 35 feet away armed with a gun.<br><br>The man walked toward the officers, ignoring commands to drop the weapon.<br><br>When he was within feet of the officers, they shot at the man in an effort to stop the threat.<br><br>After the man was shot, he continued to hold on to the gun and officers repeatedly told him to throw the gun away. The man refused to comply. As additional officers arrived on scene, they used a stunbag and baton rounds to get the man to drop the gun.<br><br>However, the man did not drop the gun. Approximately six minutes after the initial shots were fired and after the less lethal munition were ineffective, the man pointed the gun at officers once again. Two additional officers fired at the suspect.<br><br>The officers continued to work to ensure that it was safe for them to approach the man, but the man continued to move toward the gun.<br><br>In order for officers to safely approach, pepper balls were used to keep the man separated from the gun. A police canine was used to the take the man into custody.<br><br>Officers rendered medical aid while they waited for fire personnel to arrive.<br><br>The man later identified as 33-year-old Ekom Udofia was transported to the hospital where he died.<br><br>The gun used by Udofia was found to be a BB gun.<br><br>There were four officers involved in the shooting. Three of the four officers are assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct. One officer has 2 years of service, one with 3 years and one with 13 years of service with the department.<br><br>The fourth officer is assigned to the Canine Unit of the Tactical Support Bureau, he has 21 years of service with the department.<br><br>There were no injuries to officers.<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></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice@PhoenixPolice #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 Security6/5/2021 12:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass5F7EBF668EDF4E0884D42CDDF643C162"><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: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<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. 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>Mask Mandate Eliminated for Those Fully Vaccinated<br></h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information. The change means those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks when in both indoor and outdoor public places throughout the city of Phoenix. Masks will still be required at the airport and on public transportation. ​</a>​ </p><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> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occurring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf" target="_blank">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. <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">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 Security6/7/2021 4:30:00 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="ExternalClass0B208D2A472C494497FB15EC153761F7"><html> <div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"> <br> </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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">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​<br></h2><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #1" 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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #2" 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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1739">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" alt="Walk-Up Sites" 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>Monday, June 7, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., 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><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Epworth United Methodist Church<br>4802 N 59th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85035<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>Tuesday, June 8, 2021<br></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, June 9, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br>7602 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<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, June 10, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<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, June 11, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, 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><h3>Saturday, June 12 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<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> Lindo Park<br>2230 W Roeser Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<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, June 14, 2021<br></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><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Harmon Library<br>1325 S 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003<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, June 15, 2021<br></h3><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><h3>Wednesday, June 16, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Deer Valley Community Center<br>2001 W Wahalla Lann, Phoenix, AZ 85027<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, June 17, 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 target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, June 18, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., 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><h3>Saturday, June 19, 2021<br></h3><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> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17402 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85048<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, June 21, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., 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><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br>3546 E Sweetwater Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85032<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, June 22 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<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, June 23, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Acacia Library<br>750 E Townley Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020<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, June 24, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Devonshire Community Center<br> 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<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, June 25, 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 target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, June 26, 2021<br></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> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cielito Park<br>3402 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<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, June 28, 2021<br></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><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Brunson Lee Elementary<br>1350 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008<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, June 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<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, June 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Caeser Chavez Library<br>3635 W. Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<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><br></p></div> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Before the Badge: Officer Luis Samudio, Flight Attendant https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1949Police6/13/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/3feyVK3Fnu4Before the Badge: Officer Luis Samudio, Flight Attendant <div class="ExternalClass1FE1F7009AA449CC848C27F334FAD59A"><html> <p> <em>​Phoenix Police officers come from many different backgrounds, including different careers. The department's video series, ‘</em><a target="_blank" href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE"><em>Before the Badge</em></a><em>,’ profiles some of those careers, and the diversity they bring to the department today.</em></p> <p> Officer Luis Samudio is part of the recruitment divison of the Phoenix Police Department's Employment Services Bureau. This division is dedicated to recruiting top talent for the future of Phoenix Police.  </p> <p>"We want to recruit the ideal candidate," Officer Samudio said. "[A] qualified applicant that's going to represent the agency really well, along with the City of Phoenix, and then our leaders. It is a noble position. It's gotta be​ coming from the heart, from the mind, to want to do this type of career."</p> <p>Day to day, Officer Samudio's job includes emails and calls with potential candidates, and then lots of community outreach—schools, job fairs, hiking trails, and gyms. Luckily for Luis, this kind of work, especially knowing how to talk to people, is something he's done in a job before.</p> <p>"I was a flight attendant for America West Airlines," Officer Samudio explained. </p> <p>Prior to serving the City of Phoenix, Officer Samudio was serving passengers on planes. For about five years he worked as both a flight attendant and a recruiter for America West. In addition to the perks of getting to travel all over, he said he learned some invaluable skills. </p> <p>"I think that's probably the area where I started recognizing, or knowing, the importance of customer service in dealing with people," Officer Samudio said. "The good and the bad."</p> <p>Around this same time, he also started a family. That's when he decided to look for work closer to home. Officer Samudio said he is who he is today because of where he comes from and what he did before the badge. </p> <p>"What that taught me is how to be patient, sympathetic, empathetic to the people, and providing the service that I can as representing that agency or that company at the time," Officer Samudio said of his flight attendant career. "And that certainly has carried on to where I am at today."</p> <p>Officer Samudio added that he does not take lightly the responsibility he now holds in helping find the next wave of people to wear this badge. </p> <p>"Career experiences that others have had, or education, family backgrounds, is certainly important and critical in how we're going to deliver service to the community," he explained. "The fact that I have such a vast background, and bringing it to maybe work here, I think I'm a lot more sensitive to understanding where we're at today." ​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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