• Chief Oct 23, 2019

    Phoenix Police Officers Fired in Video, Social Media Cases

    Two Phoenix police officers involved in separate incidents that drew national outrage, including one who pointed a gun and yelled profanities at a black family, will be fired, the chief of police said Tuesday. “I expect more. You deserve more,” Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. “Unlike other professions, we don’t have a luxury of a do-over.”

  • Chief Jun 20, 2019

    Man Says Fire Phoenix Officers Who Aimed Guns at His Family

    The young black man shown in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns and yelling obscenities at him and his pregnant fiancee told the City Council on Wednesday that he wants the officers fired. Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family “could have lost their lives over something senseless … over a 4-year-old taking a...

  • Chief Jun 20, 2019

    Man Says Fire Phoenix Officers Who Aimed Guns at His Family

    The young black man shown in a videotaped encounter that showed Phoenix police pointing guns and yelling obscenities at him and his pregnant fiancee told the City Council on Wednesday that he wants the officers fired. Dravon Ames, 22, told councilmembers that he and his family “could have lost their lives over something senseless … over a 4-year-old taking a...

  • Facebook Jun 19, 2019

    Phoenix Police Chief Promises Change Amid Civil Rights Claim

    Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release of a bystander’s video of police officers who pointed their...

  • Chief Jun 17, 2019

    Phoenix Police Chief ‘Disturbed' by Cop Reaction to 4-Year-Old and Family

    Video surfaced of officers allegedly threatening to shoot a black couple and their young children over a reported shoplifting incident from last month. After the videos emerged and the couple involved, Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, filed a $10 million notice of claim — a precursor to a lawsuit — against the city. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says the...

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