Tag Archives: use of force

Police Body Camera Use

Watch my 3TV News interview with Jared Dillingham where I explain police body camera use with regards to the Tempe Police shooting of Dalvin Hollins and the implications of the failure of the involved officer to activate his body camera.

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?

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?

What Can We Learn from Prof. Ore’s Arrest?

Last week I was interviewed by Arizona Republic Reporter Connor Wince about ASU professor Ersula Ore who was roughly arrested by ASU Police Officer Stewart Ferrin for walking in the middle of the street and then failing to show ID.  After she was arrested, Prof. Ore is accused of kicking Off. Ferrin in the shin and was also charged with Aggravated Assault.

AZ Republic: Nation Reacts to ASU Professor’s Arrest

This is the dash cam video of Prof. Ore’s arrest:

Continue reading What Can We Learn from Prof. Ore’s Arrest?

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.

Internet video raises police use-of-force concerns

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