Phoenix DOJ Investigation: Was The City Council Mislead?

The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is conducting a pattern and practice investigation into the Phoenix Police Department. The DOJ is examining whether the PPD is involved in unconstitutional policing – particularly whether Phoenix PD uses excessive force or has other illegal police policies. But Phoenix City Council needs to decide what Phoenix will do in responding to the DOJ investigation. This video provides an update – and analyzes whether Consent Decrees can be avoided through the use of TALs – Technical Assistance Letters.