Phoenix police officials should have more closely examined allegations made by police Sergeant Phil Roberts about falsified border-related kidnapping statistics before deciding to investigate him for making those claims, according to a federal investigative report obtained by New Times. That mes ... More >>
Check us out on 12 News' Lunchcast with Brahm Resnik talking about, "The Numbers Game," the feature story in this week's New Times. Read about Phoenix Police Sergeant Phil Roberts -- the man behind the allegations that Phoenix intentionally inflated kidnapping s ... More >>
Phoenix police officials cleared of fraud allegations by panel charged with reviewing kidnapping statistics.A panel convened to review the kidnapping statistics Phoenix touted in 2008 found that Phoenix police officials did not intentionally inflate those figures.In fact, the panel found there we ... More >>
From PLEA's RECAP newsletter, dated June 2008As I've pointed out in my cover story this week on Phoenix Law Enforcement Association president Mark Spencer and his sleazy ways, PLEA swallowed the Phoenix Police Department's controversial kidnapping stats whole hog at one time. Long before they used ... More >>
Kidnapping statistics tallied by the Phoenix Police Department are getting called into question --again. Two Valley news stations have reported that the Phoenix Police Department, including Public Safety Manager (read: Police Chief) Jack Harris and Mayor Phil Gordon, are under inves ... More >>
Santa arrived early for Roger Carpenter and Phil Roberts, owners of DownUnder Wines & Bistro. Just before the holiday, they opened their new, expanded restaurant in Gilbert (1422 W. Warner, at McQueen). Just like at their previous location in Chandler, they're still serving distinctive ... More >>
In their weekly wine newsletter, Roger Carpenter and Phil Roberts announced that they're leaving their current Chandler digs in December and moving their Aussie-themed restaurant, DownUnder Wines & Bistro, to an expanded space in Gilbert (1422 W. Warner, northeast corner at McQueen).