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Phoenix Police Wantonly Use Violence and Violate Civil Rights, DOJ Finds

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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The DOJ said the Phoenix Police Department engages in a stunningly long list of civil rights violations, including using excessive force, discriminating against people of color, hurting children, and harassing the unhoused. The Department of Justice today released the findings of a three-year investigation into civil rights violations by the Phoenix Police Department. In a press conference this morning, Kristen Clarke, the DOJ’s assistant attorney general for civil rights, listed a litany of troubling findings, including that Phoenix officers regularly use excessive force; unlawfully detain unhoused people; discriminate against Black,...

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