Zachariah Pithan

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Officer Struck by Wine Bottle in the Head, Shoots Man in Hand

    Outside of Tempe's House of Tricks restaurant early Monday morning, police shot a man in the hand who allegedly hurled a wine bottle at an officer, the Tempe PD says.  Around 3:45 a.m., a Tempe PD sergeant arrived at the restaurant because a man -- whose name has not been released -- reportedly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Phoenix Police Department Releases Report on Shooting Death of Zachariah Pithan

    The Phoenix Police Department released a report Wednesday on the shooting death of 22 year-old Zachariah Pithan by a Phoenix Police Officer on April 20, an incident the report characterizes as "justifiable homicide." See also: -Did Phoenix Police Need to Kill Zachariah Pithan? According to the rep ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Did Phoenix Police Need to Kill Zachariah Pithan?

    During the uproar over the 2010 shooting death of South Phoenix resident Danny Rodriguez by former Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman, I often wondered why two Phoenix cops could not subdue one unarmed man without resorting to lethal force. See also: -Richard Chrisman Report Released by Phoeni ... More >>