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Who Speaks for our Community?

Who Speaks for our Community?

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the City of Phoenix Council held yet another policy meeting regarding Civilian Oversight of the Phoenix Police Department.  As PLEA expected, there was much noise and fanfare from Black Lives Matter, Living United for Change …

Officer Paul Rutherford Library Dedication

Officer Paul Rutherford Library Dedication

Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford was killed in the line of duty on March 21, 2019 when he was hit by a vehicle while crossing West Indian School Road near North 75th Avenue in response to emergency radio traffic while …

The Fallacy of Painting Phoenix Purple

The Fallacy of Painting Phoenix Purple

While the Phoenix City Council continues to demand accountability from the Phoenix Police Department and pushes for civilian oversight, the consequences of their poor decisions regarding proper staffing of the Department continue to affect crime victims throughout the city.  Last …

Does the Phoenix City Council Really Care About Crime Victims?

Does the Phoenix City Council Really Care About Crime Victims?

It’s no secret the Phoenix Police Department continues to suffer from a manpower crisis and has been since City leaders decided the best way to save money after the recession hit over a decade ago was to stop hiring police …

City of Phoenix Special Election

City of Phoenix Special Election

The City of Phoenix’s special election for two propositions will take place on August 27, 2019 and early ballots have already gone out.

If these initiatives pass, there will be cuts to essential City services and an end to future …

The Phoenix Police Department has had Civilian Oversight for Many Years

The Phoenix Police Department has had Civilian Oversight for Many Years

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, PLEA, was founded in 1975 as “The Professional Association of Phoenix Police Officers” and has served as the sole certified bargaining unit for rank and file Phoenix Police Officers, known by the City as “Unit …