The Phoenix Police Department’s chief said Tuesday that officers have “a lot of questions” about why some people have been arrested and arrested and not others.
Phoenix police are investigating whether they’ve been using excessive force against people who haven’t committed crimes, said Sgt. Jeff Gualtieri.
Gualtieris said he had not heard of any cases of excessive force.
“People feel like we’re doing a good job,” he said.
Grimm County Attorney Mark Parnell said the city has made some changes since the arrest of the woman last week.
The sheriff’s office was “doing some things” to prevent such an incident, he said, and the department is reviewing its policies and procedures to make sure officers are acting in accordance with departmental policies.
But Gualtieris said Phoenix is in the midst of a police reform effort.
The city is “trying to work with the community to address the issues that we have with excessive force,” he told reporters.
Grainteri told reporters that he was unaware of the alleged use of force by officers until after the incident last week and that there is no information to suggest that excessive force was used.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.