Arizona Democrats Seek Police Reform, Offer Suggestions

Jun 3, 2020

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona have asked Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special session to address police reform in the state following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Protesters in Phoenix demonstrate in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.
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The Democrats’ letter came as demonstrations have erupted across the country over the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody. Requests in the letter include requiring all police officers to wear body cameras, conducting outside investigations of any deadly use-of-force cases and creating a statewide database of officers’ history of misconduct. Spokesman Patrick Ptak has said Ducey talked to community leaders and lawmakers with both parties about the issue.