Editorial Team

Phoenix Consent Decree Would Strip Leadership of Authority, Cost Millions

Department of Justice uses “Consent Decrees” to takeover local police departments. The decrees strip local Sheriff’s and Police Chief’s of their executive decision authority. This process has happened to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and could soon happened to the Phoenix Police Department. The fact is the DOJ cannot force any local agency into enter…

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Maricopa County attorney warns about effects of DOJ police oversight

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell on Wednesday warned that prosecuting criminals from Phoenix could become more difficult in the future if the U.S. Justice Department takes steps to oversee the Phoenix Police Department. Phoenix police are the target of a civil rights investigation by the DOJ, which is investigating whether officers use excessive…

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Maricopa County Attorney rebukes possible federal oversight of Phoenix police

Two years, two months and two weeks have passed since the U.S. Department of Justice began its wide-ranging investigation of the Phoenix Police Department. While investigators inch toward a resolution, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell rebuked the DOJ’s effort to assess the practices of Phoenix police. “I know that we’re looking at another DOJ investigation…

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