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AZ Police Association, MCAO react to DOJ report on Phoenix PD

PHOENIX — The Arizona State Police Association and Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell discussed the Department of Justice's recently released report on the Phoenix Police Department.

Watch the full press conference in the video player below.

Arizona Police Association, Maricopa County Attorney Respond to Department of Justice Report on Phoenix Police Department

In 2021, the city and police department faced a wide-ranging federal investigation that focused on use of force, discriminatory policing, treatment of homeless people, response to people in crisis and retaliation against protesters.

The agency released its full report last month.

The Justice Department's pattern or practice investigation looked at five areas of concern, including use of force, protection of First Amendment rights and treatment of people with mental or behavioral health issues.

Watch ABC15's original coverage of the DOJ report in the player above.

Related: See a full timeline of the Justice Department investigation and ABC15's coverage

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