Jeremy Sweet, Phoenix Cop, Accused of Pointing Gun in Apparent Road-Rage Incident

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A Phoenix police officer was arrested and booked into jail on Tuesday, accused of pulling a gun on people during an apparent road-rage incident while transporting prisoners.

Jeremy Sweet, 51, has worked for the department's Central Booking Unit for about seven years. On Monday at about noon, he was transporting several prisoners in an unmarked vehicle when he became involved in a "traffic altercation" at about Central Avenue and Lincoln Street, police say.

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Armando Ramirez, AHCCCS Agent and Ex-Cop, Accused of Defrauding Veterans' Groups

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Armando Jay Ramirez, a former Phoenix cop and state medical-fraud investigator, has been indicted on suspicion of defrauding veterans' groups and state and federal agencies.

Ramirez, 40, worked for the Phoenix Police Department's South Mountain Precinct for about five years until his 2011 domestic-violence arrest in Casa Grande. Despite a felony conviction for unlawful discharge of a weapon, he began work in June of 2012 as a fraud investigator for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

On September 16, he was indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury on nine felony counts and one misdemeanor related to his alleged fraud and theft from AHCCCS, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans' groups including the Wounded Warrior Project and Challenge America.

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Ex-Detectives Call on Feds to Investigate Florence PD, PCSO for Racism, Corruption

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On the heels of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's establishing a task force aimed at easing racial tensions between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, the attorneys for a pair of former Florence Police Department detectives are renewing their call that Florence and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office be among the agencies scrutinized.

That task force is known as the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, and its multi-layered approach is listed as "a substantial investment in training, evidence-based strategies, policy development and research to combat distrust and hostility between law enforcement and the communities they serve."

Lynne Bernabei, attorney for Walt "Hondo" Hunter and Jarris Varnrobinson, says, "I think this is all timely, and it's exactly what we proposed they do in taking a look at Florence Police Department. This issue with the police department and their stormy relationship with the community has to be looked at, and I think Florence is a good place to start."

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Phoenix Protesters Decry Shooting of Michael Brown; More Rallies This Weekend

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Garrett Scrivner, 21, at the protest.
Robert Ramirez carried a sign that said: "Hands Up Don't Shoot."

He was among a throng of protesters gathered in Eastlake Park in Phoenix as part of the Nationwide Day of Rage, a nationally coordinated effort to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent turmoil between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Richard Chrisman, Phoenix Cop Charged with Murder, Set to Go to Trial This Week

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In another incident (shown above), Officer Richard Chrisman (the one wielding a club) planted a crack pipe on that woman.

Former Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman will go to trial this week on a murder charge in the 2010 death of Phoenix resident Daniel Rodriguez.

Chrisman responded to a 911 call from Rodriguez's mother, who asked that police remove her son from the trailer where they lived together. Another officer told investigators that Chrisman ended up shooting Rodriguez and his dog -- killing them both -- for no apparent reason.

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Drunk, Off-Duty Tucson Cop Wearing Ballistic Vest Points Gun at Gas Station Clerk (Video)

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Tucson Police Officer Kyle James McCartin
When a drunk man stumbled into a Tucson gas station and started pointing a gun at the clerk, there already was a cop inside.

Unfortunately, the Pima County Sheriff's Department says the cop was the drunk guy pointing a gun around.

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Aaron Smith, Ex-Tempe Cop, Gets 90 Days in Jail for Being a Petty Thief

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Former Tempe cop Aaron Smith.
Aaron Smith, the former Tempe patrol officer who decided to steal from the most cop-filled building in the City of Tempe -- the police department -- was sentenced today to 90 days in jail.

Smith lost his job, and now has a criminal record and has to serve jail time because he just needed some cash, bikes, and a GPS unit that didn't even work, telling his fellow officers that he was suffering from "extreme financial hardship."

See also:
Tempe Cop Aaron Smith Arrested, Accused of Stealing From Police Department

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Peoria Cop Demoted for Shot-Up Obama Shirt Credited With Saving Life of Shot MCSO Deputy

Peoria Officer Pat Shearer
The Peoria Police Department will host a meeting Wednesday between Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ruben Garcia -- who was shot in the face in January while responding to a call -- and the two Peoria cops credited with saving his life.

One of those Peoria cops is Ryan Bakke, and the other is Pat Shearer, who made national news early last year for a photo on his Facebook page of a bunch of kids who'd just shot up a T-shirt depicting President Barack Obama.

See also:
-Peoria Cop Demoted for Picture of Freshly Shot-Up Obama T-Shirt on Facebook Page
-Barack Obama T-Shirt (Apparently) Blasted by Arizona Kids, from Cop Facebook Page
-Donald Miller ID'd as Shooter of MCSO Deputy Ruben Garcia
-MCSO Deputy in Critical Condition After Being Shot Several Times in Peoria

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Aaron Smith, Ex-Tempe Cop, Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Police Department

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Tempe PD
Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith, a former Tempe patrol officer who decided to steal from a building full of cops -- the police department -- has pleaded guilty to a theft charge.

Smith, who was caught taking some cash, bikes, and a GPS unit that didn't even work, told his fellow officers that he was suffering from "extreme financial hardship."

See also:
-Tempe Cop Aaron Smith Arrested, Accused of Stealing From Police Department

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Bill to Get Rid of FLDS-Lovin' Cops in Colorado City Back Again

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A bill that would disband the police force in Colorado City is back again this legislative session.

For whatever reasons, legislators ended up killing almost the same exact bill last session, and the allegedly corrupt "marshals" on the Utah/Arizona border -- whom Attorney General Tom Horne contends are still loyal to child rapist Warren Jeffs and his Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- still have policing power.

See also:
-Woman Free After Being Held by FLDS in Colorado City for a Decade
-Colorado City Now Has Cops That Enforce Arizona Laws Instead of a Child Rapist's
-Tom Horne Sending Cash to Mohave County Sheriff's Office to Patrol Colorado City
-Tom Horne's Effort to Get Rid of FLDS-Lovin' Cops in Colorado City Killed in Legislature
-New Times Special Report: Polygamy in Arizona

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