Phoenix rejects petition calling for civilian oversight of police
The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday swiftly struck down a citizen petition that hoped to create a civilian oversight board for the police department.
The initiative failed, 8-1. But the handwritten petition sparked nearly 1½ hours of public comment that stretched into the evening hours.
As in weeks prior, both police supporters and critics aired their concerns to city officials, many basing their comments on the department’s tactics after the Aug. 22 Phoenix rally for President Donald Trump.
The citizen petition, filed by resident Leonard Clark, asked that city officials “accept our... read more
- 01:43 Trump tries to change focus of border debate
- 01:05 Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.
- 20:58 OâRourke to Democrats: Go to Trump country
- 20:15 Julian Castro says family separation issue far from over
- 18:24 Sylvester Turner fires up Texas Democrats at party convention
- 18:24 Does the Democratic Party have the talent, money to carry the day?
- 17:01 Immigration turmoil widens political divide, turns into political...
- 16:46 First lady's 'don't care' jacket is a gift to memers online
- 16:27 Texas budget board asks state agencies to slash 10 percent from...
- 15:43 Mayor Turner names new finance director for city of Houston