Aug. 8, 2012
Mayor Greg Stanton released the following statement today about the arrest of a Phoenix police officer on suspicion of sexual conduct with minors:
“As a father of two, my heart goes out to the victims and their families. A crime against a child is horrible and unimaginable on its own, but when someone of authority you trust is the suspect, it becomes something far worse.
“Detectives worked quickly to solve this case, apprehend and arrest the suspect, and the investigation is ongoing. I know that Phoenix has the best police department in the nation, and I have faith that our officers and our new Chief Daniel V. Garcia will work to make sure justice is done. The act of one officer does not reflect on the police department as a whole. Safety of our kids and Phoenix residents continues to be the top priority in our city, and I know Chief Garcia will work to ensure that.”