Monday, May 24, 2010

Task force offers ideas to improve Phoenix P.D.'s relationship with community | Phoenix News | Arizona News | azfamily.com | Arizona News

Task force offers ideas to improve Phoenix P.D.'s relationship with community Phoenix News Arizona News azfamily.com Arizona News

The task force, which comprised of neighborhood leaders, watchdog activists attorneys and city employees, was set up as a response to a series of excessive force complaints.
The most recent of those complaints was filed in March by City Councilman Michael Johnson. He claimed his civil rights were violated when he was cuffed and thrown to the ground while trying to check on a neighbor after a house fire.

Other residents stepped forward after that to make similar claims.
Last week, the task force took a look at more than 90 claims of excessive force on the part of Phoenix police officers.

The investigation into Johnson's complaint reportedly has been wrapped up, but it's not clear when the details will be released to the public.

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