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Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos: Changes Slated for Phoenix Police Department

There has been a firestorm of reaction from Phoenix officials over admissions that the kidnapping statistics generated by the Phoenix Police Department are inaccurate.

Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris is steaming over reports that the he will be reassigned, and it remains unclear what exactly will happen with his post.

However, change is a-coming.

Phoenix Councilwoman Peggy Neely wrote in a statement that City Manager David Cavazos "advised the council of his intent to make a change in the day-to-day operations of the Phoenix Police Department."

She suggested in that statement that Harris not only needs to be accountable, but also accept responsibility for his actions, as well as the actions of his employees.

"The Council relies on the departments to do their job and provide accurate information
to assist us in our decision making. We need transparency in all levels of city government and it is the responsibility of the City Manager to keep things in order and make sure that department heads are accountable."

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Monica Alonzo
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