Jack Harris, Deposed Phoenix Police Chief, Wins Cool National Award for Opposing SB 1070
Jack Harris, the career Phoenix cop whose controversial tenure as chief ended abruptly a few months ago, has been named as a surprise recipient of the national Freedom From Fear Award.
"Harris recently retired after 39 years of service. Harris spoke out at great personal and professional risk about the importance of protecting the rights and safety of everyone in the community--including immigrants. He opposed passage of AZ Senate Bill 1070 because its requirement for police to routinely enquire about the immigration status of residents, on the grounds that it would effectively end community policing, drain resources from the core mission of crime-fighting, and lead to possible racial profiling."
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