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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?

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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Click to see video on KTVK 3TV.
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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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Click to see the video on KTVK-3TV.

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