Could Mentally Ill Woman’s Life Have Been Saved?

Michelle-CusseauxI was quoted in an Arizona Republic story this morning, written by D.S. Woodfill about Michelle Cusseaux, the fifty year old mentally ill woman who was shot and killed by Sgt. Percy Dupra of the Phoenix Police Department on August 14, 2014 after she allegedly charged at the officer with a hammer.

Arizona Republic: Phoenix chief asks for outside review of police shooting

Phoenix Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia asked the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to conduct an “independent review” of the shooting to determine if Sgt. Dupra did anything wrong. Continue reading Could Mentally Ill Woman’s Life Have Been Saved?

Class 5 Felony: Revenge Porn Now Illegal in Arizona

heart brokenRevenge porn is the posting online of naked or sexually explicit photos of an ex-lover for the purpose of getting back at them.

It is now a felony in Arizona to display or distribute a photo or video of another person in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual conduct if the person in the image has not consented to the disclosure.

Revenge Porn is a Class 5 Felony if the person in the image is not recognizable.  It is a Class 4 Felony if the person is recognizable. Continue reading Class 5 Felony: Revenge Porn Now Illegal in Arizona

Will NASCAR’s Tony Stewart be Charged with Murder?

I was interviewed yesterday by Jessica Flores with Fox 10 News regarding NASCAR driver Tony Stewart’s crash into Kevin Ward Jr. in upstate New York.

Taylor Higgins, also of Fox 10 News, wrote a story that is also posted on the Fox 10 news web site.

Local attorney weighs in on Tony Stewart Crash

During a dirt track spring car race in Ontario County, New York, Ward’s car spun out and hit a wall after he was bumped by the car driven by Stewart.  Ward exited his car and walked onto the track where he was struck by the car driven by Stewart.  Ward died from his injuries.

Continue reading Will NASCAR’s Tony Stewart be Charged with Murder?

Should I take my rifle to the airport for coffee?

Dr. Peter Steinmetz, a physician and director at Barrow’s Neurological Institute, was arrested last week when he took his AR-15 rifle to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for a cup of coffee. Dr. Steinmetz was arrested by Phoenix Police when it is alleged he inadvertently pointed the rifle at someone while removing it from his shoulder where he had it slung.  Despite his arrest, as of the publication of this article, Dr. Steinmetz has not been charged with a crime. Continue reading Should I take my rifle to the airport for coffee?