Mayor Stanton Statement on Police Department Handling of Child Crimes

March 21, 2012

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Mayor Greg Stanton released the following statement today on an internal police department audit that found that officers poorly handled child crimes cases:

“In Phoenix, we are blessed to have one of the best police departments in the country and some of the most dedicated and committed officers, but in this case, some of our officers fell short. The job wasn’t done right, and that is unacceptable. As Mayor, I hold our police department to the highest standard and our residents should too. As a father of two young children, I know protecting our children in Phoenix must be our police department’s top priority. 

“Since this problem has come to light, the department has taken steps to improve the situation. As Phoenix continues the hiring process of a new police chief, child crimes must be his top priority and I will work closely with the new chief to make sure that happens.”

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