Internet Video Raises Police Use-of-Force Concerns

Arizona Republic article by reporter D.S. Woodfill quoting me on the police use of force issues in a rough arrest in Tempe by the Mesa Police Department.

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Greyhound Bus Crash Suspect Apologizes

I was interviewed by KTVK-3TV reporter Jared Dillingham about the possible mental health issues in the case of Maquel Morris who caused the crash of a Greyhound bus outside of Phoenix.

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Tempe Police Officer Involved in Second Pursuit

I was interviewed by KTVK-3TV reporter Jason Volentine about Tempe Police Officer Garrett Michael Peterson and his multiple arrests for violent and erratic behavior.

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Revenge Porn Debate

I appeared on KTVK-3TV show Politics Unplugged with reporters Dennis Welch and Cary Pena debating Arizona State Representative J.D. Mesnard on the issue of Revenge Porn and whether an Arizona Revenge Porn statute would violate the First Amendment.
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Public at risk? Arizona Department of Corrections prison workers, inmates accused of bad behavior

I was interviewed by ABC-15 reporter Elizabeth Erwin with regards to alleged misconduct by Arizona Department of Corrections staff having sexual relations with inmates.

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Verdict Reached in Trial of Ex-Phoenix Officer

I was interviewed and quoted by Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley regarding the verdict of former Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman’s trial for second degree murder, aggravated assault, and animal cruelty.

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Debra Milke Released After Decades on Death Row

I was interviewed by ABC-15 reporter Maryellen Resendez about the release of former death row inmate Debra Milke after the truthfulness of the prior testimony of Phoenix Police Detective Armando Saldate Jr. was called into question.

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Arizona Self-Defense and The Truth About Stand Your Ground

Arizona Self DefenseThere has been a lot of publicity regarding Stand Your Ground self-defense laws since the unfortunate events in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012 involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.  The news media repeatedly cited Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law and as a result, these same self-defense laws have come under attack.  Arizona has very similar self-defense laws to Florida.

Unfortunately, the attack on Stand Your Ground, using the Zimmerman case as ammunition, has been mostly based on misinformation about the facts of the case and what Stand Your Ground Laws do and do not allow you to do.

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Trayvon Martin Rally in Phoenix One of Many Across U.S.

I was interviewed by Arizona Republic reporter D.S. Woodfill about Arizona’s self-defense laws and how it relates to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws.

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Procedures to Follow in Case of Police Questioning

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It is unexpected. You get a knock on your front door. You open the door and standing before you is a police officer. He or she could be in a uniform or could be in regular clothes.  He politely, but firmly, informs you that he is conducting an investigation and would like to talk to you.  You ask what it is regarding and he tells you that they are investigating a crime and they would like to ask you some questions.  You at first agree, but once the questions get started you get a feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach.  The police officer has not said it, but you get the distinct feeling they believe that you are the person who committed the crime.  What should you do?

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