Phoenix Police Short More Than 500 Officers As Staffing Shortage Worsens

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are now 501 officers short among their ranks.  It’s part of the staffing issues that have forced the department to move officers from specialty units back to patrol to lower how long it takes them to answer 911 calls.  In February, Executive Assistant Chief Mike Kurtenbach told 12 News the department was short […]

Public Has A First Amendment Right To Film Police, Colorado 10th Circuit Rules

DENVER — The federal appeals court covering Colorado and five neighboring states on Monday for the first time affirmed that the public’s right to film police is protected under the First Amendment — a landmark ruling celebrated by press freedom organizations. “Based on First Amendment principles and relevant precedents, we conclude there is a First […]