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PHOENIX LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT RELEASES STATEMENT ON MAY 29, 2019 INCIDENT; URGES "REASON AND CALM

The following is a statement to be attributed to Britt London, President of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA):

Every day, Phoenix police officers interact with thousands of members of the public in neighborhoods across the city. In each instance, we do our best to protect residents, uphold the law, and keep families and our community safe.

The vast majority of these interactions go unremarked upon. On occasion, an interaction receives intense scrutiny by the public, the media, the city and the department. That is as it should be – as police officers, each of us must be held accountable under the law. However, accountability first requires the completion of a thorough, fact-based investigation. To hold court using only emotion, without obtaining facts, or ignoring facts, does not benefit our community.

PLEA has yet to receive the results of the ongoing investigation into the events of May 29, 2019. Until that investigation is complete, we are in no position to explain based on our opinion every moment of the video that has “gone viral." Such guesswork is not fair to our members or the members of the public who were involved in this incident.

Moving forward, we hope reason and calm will soon become part of this community conversation.

Here are the videos as released by Phoenix City Council Councilman Sal DiCiccio:

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