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
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