Four Officer-Involved Shootings Jolt Arizona City

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Community leaders and citizens reacted Wednesday with disbelief, support or curiosity to Mesa’s third officer-involved shooting of a knife-wielding suspect in 17 days, according to the Arizona Republic.

Hours later, Mesa police were involved in a fourth shooting involving a man wanted on a felony warrant for a parole violation after officers said he pointed a gun at them.

Reaction included:

–Religious leaders made plans for a candlelight vigil.

–City Council members revived talk of a civilian review board for the police.

–Police Chief Dennis Donna told his commanders to speak with their officers “very soon” about the shootings.


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