County attorney candidates discuss racism in the criminal justice system

Who is running for county attorney?

Current County Attorney Allister Adel is the only Republican running. She was appointed in October by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors after Bill Montgomery was selected for the Arizona Supreme Court.

How can we prevent racism?

In the first eight days of protests in Phoenix, thousands of people have called for justice and change.

Will you prosecute officers?

According to an October 2019 report by The Republic, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reviewed 400 police shooting cases from 2011 to 2018.

How will you investigate officers?

In January, Adel announced former Tempe police officer Joseph Jaen would not face charges for fatally shooting a 14-year-old in 2019. Antonio Arce was running away from Jaen when he was shot. He was holding an airsoft gun with an orange tip.

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