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About Transparency​

 

 

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​​​​The Phoenix Police Department understands trust is something you earn. Our citizens deserve to know what's happening in their community, and how this department carries out its mission to protect and serve. We believe it's our responsibility to share information regarding interactions between our officers and the people they serve. The public has a right to know how we police.​

Transparency is not just a slogan or a buzz phrase for us. It's a commitment. Our new interactive and updated transparency page takes that commitment to a whole new level. On the page, you will find raw data, updated statistics and videos pulling back the curtain on all we do.

From arrests, to citations, calls for service and even interactive crime maps. The dashboards are a tool we hope you will use to gain a better understanding of what's happening where you live. Want to do a deep dive into our Officer Involved Shooting data? Response to Resistance? Uniform Crime reporting? Or maybe you want to learn more about our bod worn camera program. It's all there. These are just a few of the many topics we discuss in our "Frequently Asked Questions" section.

We also continue our use of what we call Critical Incident Briefings. Anytime there's a critical incident, such as an officer involved shooting, we will release the facts in video form within 14 days. During this two-week period, members of the Public Affairs Bureau will gather 911 calls, radio transmission, body worn camera footage and any other information available to present a factual picture of what h​​appened, as we know it at the time.

An engaged and informed community is the key to earning and keeping your trust. ​​We believe our community is safer if you know what your officers are doing, and why they are doing it. We hope you find this resource helpful and enlightening.



Critical Incident Briefings

 

 

Critical Incident Briefing: September 10th, 2022 – 39th Avenue and Cactus RoadCritical Incident Briefing: September 10th, 2022 – 39th Avenue and Cactus Road<div class="ExternalClass2A33537CA85B4A8E9FEC3832C2F97A43"><html> <p>​​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p><p> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an in-custody death which occurred on September 10<sup>th</sup>, 2022.</p> <p>This incident occurred in the area of 39<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Cactus Road near the employee parking lot entrance of the Phoenix Police Cactus park precinct. Phoenix Police 911 operators received several calls saying a man was armed with a samurai sword and striking the police station fence near the employee gate. </p> <p>The man was later identified as 40-year-old Aaron Baughman.</p> <p>Witnesses saw Baughman walking to the fence by the employee entrance of the precinct and pulling out a sword from his waist band. Baughman then began hitting the fence with the sword for several minutes. </p> <p>A few minutes later, a two-man patrol unit arrived, and the officers got out of their car. Baughman began to move towards the officers with the sword raised. The officers ordered Baughman to drop the sword but he continues in their direction. This is when the officer involved shooting occurred.</p> <p>After the shooting, Baughman remained on the ground as a vehicle pulled up. A man driving the vehicle got out and began walking toward Baughman. The officers gave the man multiple commands to stop. The man did and he was detained. It was later determined he was Baughman's father.</p> <p>Officers provided aide to Baughman until fire personnel arrived. </p> <p>Baughman was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.</p> <p>The sword used by Baughman was recovered on scene. The officers involved in this shooting have been with the department for two years and are assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct.</p> <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.</p> <p>Public records law requires 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> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>2495Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IetHaJZFp8whttps://www.phoenix.gov/police/transparency/2495
Critical Incident Briefing: September 3rd, 2022 – 2700 W Van Buren St.Critical Incident Briefing: September 3rd, 2022 – 2700 W Van Buren St.<div class="ExternalClass146E2D97B8C14F38A6CC66051192C1BF"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p><p> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an in-custody death which occurred on September 3<sup>rd</sup>, 2022.</p> <p>This incident occurred in the area of 27<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Van Buren Street when Phoenix. Police received multiple calls about a man trying to enter homes, hitting his head on walls, falling over, and acting erratic. Multiple officers were dispatched to the scene based on the man's erratic behavior. </p> <p>Two Officers arrived on scene and found the man, later identified as Enrique Cantu III, outside in a residential area, hunched over on his knees. In the video, you can see Cantu gets up, walks over to the officers, and bumps into one of them. The officers then grabbed Cantu's arms and he resisted before being placed on the ground. The officers then detained Cantu by placing him in two sets of handcuffs.</p> <p>The officers then tried to bring Cantu up on his feet but he did not comply, so he was moved to his side in the recovery position, while the fire department was called to evaluate his condition. </p> <p>The recovery position is the preferred position – if possible – while waiting for medical personnel because it allows for an open airway and prevents a person from choking on vomit or blood.</p> <p>Approximately 5 minutes later, the Phoenix Fire Department arrived on scene to provide a medial evaluation and aid. A few minutes later, firefighters realized Cantu's condition was deteriorating and removed his handcuffs to provide better medical care.</p> <p>After the handcuffs were removed, life saving measures were rendered, and he was taken to a local hospital where he died. The cause and manner of death will ultimately be determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner. The Officers involved in this incident are assigned to the South Mountain Precinct and have approximately 3/12 years of service with the department. This incident is the subject of both an internal and a criminal investigation, which will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office</p> <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.</p> <p>Public records law requires 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> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>2481Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im6OaG-zm3Uhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2481
Critical Incident Briefing: August 28th, 2022 – 2600 W Deer Valley RdCritical Incident Briefing: August 28th, 2022 – 2600 W Deer Valley Rd<div class="ExternalClass82B37CF98BE54D76BC7AD4A687D487F0"><html> <p>​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p> <p> <br>At about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night August 28<sup>th</sup>, 2022, The Phoenix Police Department began receiving reports of shots fired in the area of 27<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Deer Valley Road. Callers described a man shooting near a local motel and restaurant near the I-17 corridor. </p> <p>Much of the incident was captured on surveillance cameras from several businesses in the area. The cameras from the motel record video only. So, in order to provide a better understanding of the events, we have taken the silent video from the motel and matched it - to the nearest second - with the sound of recorded surveillance video from a gas station next door. </p> <p>Video from inside the motel shows the suspect leaving his room wearing tactical gear, including a helmet, a ballistic vest, a gas mask and knee pads. The man was also armed with a rifle and holding a Molotov cocktail. Soon after walking outside, the suspect began walking around firing his rifle at buildings and vehicles.</p> <p>Less than 30 seconds later as the suspect is walking through the parking lot, a white car pulls in. The suspect approaches the car and begins shooting at it, striking and killing an adult male and adult female. Three other people inside the car then exited the vehicle and took off running.</p> <p>The suspect then continued to wander the parking lot while firing off dozens of rounds at random unoccupied cars. He made his way closer to a restaurant with people inside and threw a Molotov cocktail at the window. The window did not break, and the device did not ignite. During this incident, the suspect encountered several community members, that he pointed a gun at, but did not shoot.</p> <p>For the next several minutes the suspect walked around the area randomly firing rounds. Some of the bullets from the suspect's gun struck several innocent bystanders, and pierced cars and buildings across the street. </p> <p>As police neared the scene the dispatcher tells officers the suspect is actively shooting, and those officers were immediately met with gunfire when they arrived. Two officers were injured. One was able to return fire but did not hit the suspect. </p> <p>One of the injured officers was pinned down by gunfire while others devised a plan to safely go in and extract him from the area.  </p> <p>The injured officer was loaded into the back of a police patrol Tahoe and driven to a local hospital. Body Worn Camera footage of the initial contact is not available, as the officers involved did not activate their camera. The gunfire from the suspect eventually stopped, giving officers an opportunity to approach. When those officers did proceed to the suspect, they found him dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators who processed the scene were able to find 200 spent rifle rounds, five empty magazines, unused flashbangs (which is an explosive device used to temporarily disorient a person) and other tactical equipment. </p> <p>The officer who returned fire in this incident has been on the department approximately 4 years and is assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct</p> <p>The suspect in this case has been identified as Isaiah Williams, a 24 year old male.</p> <p>This incident is the subject of both an internal and a criminal investigation, which will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. 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.</p> <p>Body-worn cameras are used by all officers assigned to patrol and several specialty units. Per policy, they are worn at mid-torso level and capture the view of the line of sight from that perspective.   It's important to note that the camera lens is fixed and does not capture everything seen or experienced by the officer.  </p> <p>When activated, both audio and video turn on. The body worn camera has a buffer of video without audio for the 30 seconds prior to activation. This feature is designed to capture incidents that happen suddenly where an officer doesn't immediately activate the camera. The Phoenix Police Department does not currently use in-car camera systems.  </p> <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.</p> <p>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> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>2475Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1FUda7AVr0https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2475

Police Data​ and Dashboards​

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Officer-Involved ShootingsOfficer-Involved Shootingshttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/26IwcDHW8<i class="fak fa-user-police"></i>_blank
Response to ResistanceResponse to Resistancehttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/6EtqlY5qQ<i class="fal fa-hand-paper"></i>_blank
Officer Pointed Gun at PersonOfficer Pointed Gun at Personhttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/9pe6sQqvt<i class="fak fa-stop-sign"></i>_blank
Adult ArrestsAdult Arrestshttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/8g516L4Wc<i class="fak fa-handcuffs"></i>_blank
Traffic CitationsTraffic Citationshttps://stories.opengov.com/phoenixaz/published/6wuy0Qw57<i class="fal fa-ticket"></i>_blank
Calls for ServiceCalls for Servicehttps://www.phoenixopendata.com/dataset/calls-for-service<i class="fal fa-phone-square"></i>_blank
CrimeCrimehttps://www.phoenixopendata.com/dataset/crime-data<i class="fal fa-file-chart-line"></i>_blank
Crime Maps & StatisticsCrime Maps & Statisticshttps://www.phoenix.gov/police/resources-information/crime-stats-maps<i class="fal fa-map-marked-alt"></i>_blank
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Resources

 

 

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Datasets - Police Data Initiative_blankDatasets - Police Data Initiativehttps://www.policedatainitiative.org/datasets/
Police Public Records_blankPolice Public Recordshttps://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/
PPD Operations Orders_blankPPD Operations Ordershttps://public.powerdms.com/PhoenixPD/tree

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

body-worn camerasbody-worn cameras<div class="ExternalClassD6292334167B4CB2ABCFF18FF8BF8B8E"><p><br>We reached full deployment of our Body-Worn Camera program in 2019 for Patrol with every responding officer and sergeant equipped with a camera. Supervisors will ensure users assigned to their squad are wearing and activating their cameras in accordance with the Body-Worn Camera policy.​​<br></p></div>What is the status of Phoenix Police's body-worn camera program?<i class="fa-solid fa-camera"></i>
internal investigationinternal investigation<div class="ExternalClassFBED5B72C5BB47508239D3E5FF1BED9D"><p><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Typically an allegation of misconduct is routed to our Professional Standards Bureau, what many refer to as Internal Affairs. A supervisor, sergeant or above, will review the incident for possible misconduct and/or policy violation. Allegations of serious misconduct may then rise to the level of an internal investigation conducted by PSB, or in cases of allegations of minor policy violations, be sent to the employee's work unit for further investigation by the employee's immediate chain of command.​</span><br></p></div>What does it mean when the Phoenix Police Department launches an internal investigation?<i class="fa-solid fa-magnifying-glass"></i>
administrative dutyadministrative duty<div class="ExternalClassD196EA4F036C4E3E8C36793A888CD22E"><p>​The Police Chief may decide to temporarily assign an officer to a position with minimal or no public contact until such time as an inquiry is resolved. This allows the employee to remain productive while on duty. The decision to place an officer on administrative duty also provides investigators in the Professional Standards Bureau the ability to have them immediately respond to their office for questioning regarding the incident.​<br></p></div>What does it mean when an officer is put on administrative duty?
employee investigationemployee investigation<div class="ExternalClass1D5EB0194DAA4A6A9146885C77571EC4"><p>​Yes. This is in accordance with labor agreements. Unless or until an investigation is concluded, due process will be carried out.​<br></p></div>Will an employee continue to be paid while under investigation?
disciplining an officerdisciplining an officer<div class="ExternalClass977E0C81A22E40CC91C35D7D3D9A3626"><p>Under the direction of the Police Chief, it is the Department’s intent to administer discipline for both sworn and civilian employees in accordance with City and Department policies in a manner which is fair, impartial and consistent to all employees.<br></p></div>What goes into the decision to discipline an officer?
officer misconductofficer misconduct<div class="ExternalClassB2123E8390DC4C0CB5397495F5EDF285"><p>​Complaints may be made either by phone to our Professional Standards Bureau, <strong>(602) 262-4580</strong>​, in person at 17 S 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, or<a href="/police/resources-information/commendations-complaints" title="Commendations and Complaints"> online at Phoenix.gov Police Commendations and Complaints</a>.<br></p><p>The following presentation, intended to accompany a verbal staff presentation for community groups, provides an overview of the Professional Standards Bureau and complaint process: <a href="/policesite/Documents/PSB_Overview.pdf" target="_blank" title="Professional Standards Bureau Overview">Professional Standards Bureau Overview​ (PDF)</a>​</p></div>What is the process for a citizen to report officer misconduct?
employee misconductemployee misconduct<div class="ExternalClass5123DED02E0548A0AA41E058EC434AFD"><p>​Any employee is obligated to report misconduct to a supervisor as they become aware. Employees may also report other employees suspected of fraud (embezzlement; contract fraud; vendor kickbacks; removal, loss, unauthorized destruction, or inappropriate use or waste of city money or property; falsified documents; specific danger to public health or non-emergency safety issues; or other violations of laws or regulations) using an <a href="/auditor/fraud-reporting" title="Phoenix Auditor Fraud Reporting">online form at Phoenix Auditor Fraud Reporting​</a>.​<br></p></div>What is the process for a police employee to report the misconduct of other employees?
police reportpolice report<div class="ExternalClassA457133716944571AF86B38D14805C18"><p>​Requests for Police public records (i.e. police reports, accident reports, etc.) may be made either in person at Code Enforcement Unit, 1717 East Grant Street, Suite 100, or <a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank" title="Police Department Records Request">online by visiting Police Department Records Request​</a>. For information about other public records (including Municipal Court, Fire Department, or other City Departments) see and review the page at <a href="/pio/public-records" title="Find Public Records">City of Phoenix Communications Office Find Public Records</a>​.​<br></p></div>How do I request a police report?
officer-involved shootingsofficer-involved shootings<div class="ExternalClass80BBC0C3A5B1444E85EB9B1A36BD2E49"><p>The Phoenix Police Department has responded to all the <a href="/policesite/Documents/NPF_OIS_Study.pdf" target="_blank">National Police Foundation study recommendations​</a><a href="/policesite/Documents/NPF_OIS_Study.pdf">​</a> including the creation of the Compliance and Oversight Bureau (COB) in 2021. This involved the designing and implementation of the new Phoenix Police Department Transparency Page, which includes critical incident videos and data dashboards.​​<br></p></div>What has changed since the 2018 National Police Foundation study into Phoenix Police officer-involved shootings?

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