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Critical Incident Briefing: May 24, 2022 – 32nd Street and Union Hills Drivehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2373Police6/7/2022 9:45:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/QlrFkAOtDEMCritical Incident Briefing: May 24, 2022 – 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive<div class="ExternalClassF5353D26F7194081B7BF9083E2B4ADFA"><html>​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 has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on May 24, 2022.<br><br>This incident began in the area of 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive just after 4:00 p.m., when a patrol sergeant was flagged down by a community member who provided information about an adult male suspect who he observed attempting to steal a vehicle. The sergeant spotted and followed the suspect who ran away from the area. As the patrol sergeant began following the suspect, a 911 call came in from another community member who reported the suspect attempted to rob them of their vehicle while they were sitting in it.<br><br>“I was at the [redacted] and I was sitting in the truck with my AC on and some guy tried to jump in and take off with it," said the 911 caller.<br><br>As the sergeant began to contact the suspect, the suspect ran and jumped a fence into a residential yard. The sergeant called for additional resources and a perimeter was established.<br><br>Patrol officers with the help of police canines began systematically searching yards in the area looking for the suspect when the suspect started shooting. <br><br>There were multiple officers in the area when the suspect began firing in different directions around the house. Officers took cover behind vehicles and houses. Officers would later learn the suspect had broken into a home where the residents were away. No officers discharged their weapons at this time.  <br><br>The suspect shot and hit several vehicles that officers were taking cover behind. At about 4:08 p.m., an officer with a rifle returned fire at the suspect but did not strike him. This officer and two nearby sergeants then utilized cover fire to help two of them move further away from the suspect to a safer location.​<br><br>Cover fire is defined as controlled, accurate weapons fire delivered at an appropriate target with the intent of keeping a suspect's attention away from exposed officers, allowing them to move or complete a rescue or other task.  Acceptable targets for cover fire are near the suspects last known location and are capable of stopping and containing weapons fire.  Some examples include block walls, door frames, residential structure headers and footers, and engine blocks.<br><br>Patrol officers continued to cordon off the area and evacuate nearby residents or have them shelter in place.<br><br>The Phoenix Police Special Assignments Unit (SAU) arrived on scene in armored vehicles. They used a PA system to communicate with the suspect to negotiate a peaceful surrender. They also utilized less lethal tactics, including tear gas, to avoid an armed confrontation with the suspect and encourage him to come outside.<br><br>About 3 hours after the shooting began, the suspect exited the house with his hands up.  SAU detectives provided a ladder for him to climb down and took him into custody.<br><br>Detectives recovered the weapons used by the suspect inside the home.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for 4 years and is assigned to the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct.<br><br>Two sergeants utilized cover fire during the incident. One has been with the department for 32 years, and the other for 13 years.  Both are assigned to the Black Mountain Precinct.<br><br><p>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></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice@phoenixpolicePolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

Phoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridgehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2441Street Transportation8/11/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2441/USDOT Rio Salado bridge presser.jpgPhoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge<div class="ExternalClassE151A7F15FF6451AAC5144BFB56747CC"><html> <p>​U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined a host of community members and elected officials on Thursday at the Rio Salado Audubon Center to announce that the City of Phoenix is the recipient of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. City staff submitted an application for the grant earlier this year.<br></p><p>WATCH: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2442">Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge RAISE Grant News Conference​</a><br></p><p>Phoenix will use the discretionary federal funding to construct the long-proposed Rio Salado Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, that will cross the river bed in alignment with 3rd Street and create impactful connectivity between south Phoenix and the city's downtown region.</p><p>When completed, the bridge will provide residents without a motor vehicle, or who prefer not to drive on every trip, with a safe option to cross the Rio Salado and gain improved access to jobs, schools, services and other opportunities. The bridge also will offer a convenient connection to the currently under construction South Central Light Rail Extension, and provide residents with increased recreational and exercise options with its proximity to the trails within the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.</p><p>In addition to the construction of the bridge, the project will include solar lighting upgrades along the existing Rio Salado pathway from Central Avenue to 40th Street.<br></p><p>Updates about the project and information regarding future community feedback opportunities will be available on the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdStreetRioSalado">3rd Street Rio Salado Projects webpage</a>. <br></p><p>Congress dedicated $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2022 RAISE grants to fund projects like this one that have a significant local or regional transportation impact. RAISE funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was passed by Congress in November 2021.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge RAISE Grant News Conferencehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2442Street Transportation8/11/2022 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/PCqRHk6DZuoRio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge RAISE Grant News Conference<div class="ExternalClass1BC405ACAE1B439D9131C28803A0F84F"><html> <p>​U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined a host of community members and elected officials on Thursday at the Rio Salado Audubon Center to announce that the City of Phoenix is the recipient of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. City staff submitted an application for the grant earlier this year.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2441" target="_blank">Phoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge</a><br></p> <p>Updates about the project and information regarding future community feedback opportunities will be available on the <a href="/streets/3rdStreetRioSalado" target="_blank">3rd Street Rio Salado Projects webpage</a>. <br></p> <p>Congress dedicated $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2022 RAISE grants to fund projects like this one that have a significant local or regional transportation impact. RAISE funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was passed by Congress in November 2021.​​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsVideo
Breeze Airways to Begin Phoenix Sky Harbor Service in Novemberhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2437Aviation8/10/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2437/Newsroom_Aviation_23_Breeze.jpgBreeze Airways to Begin Phoenix Sky Harbor Service in November<div class="ExternalClass599A16261BBB4A63ADBC624B6278C94A"><html> <p>Today, Breeze Airways Chief Operating Officer Michael Wuerger announced service from Phoenix to Charleston, South Carolina and Provo, Utah beginning November 2, 2022. <br></p> <p>“I welcome Breeze Airways and its innovative approach to air travel as we increase travel options and passenger volume at Sky Harbor International Airport," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We look forward to its success and growth of destinations served from Phoenix."</p> <p>Breeze Airways is a new airline for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and will operate out of Terminal 3. Charleston is a new destination as well. The twice-weekly service to both Provo and Charleston will be served on Wednesdays and Saturdays.<br></p> <p>“The expansion of Breeze Airways service in Sky Harbor is proof that there is continued demand for travel to and from Phoenix," said Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, District 6. “As the fourth new airline to begin operations out of Sky Harbor just this year, I am hopeful for the ongoing growth of our airport, benefiting our community members and the local economy."  <br></p> <p>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport now has 23 airlines serving more than 140 destinations. In the past year, the airport has welcomed four new airlines and restored almost all international destinations put on pause due to the pandemic. Visit <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly</a> to see all the destinations you can fly to from PHX.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews

 

 

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