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Phil Boas: Cut Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams Some Slack

The Show regularly checks in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it was going to look into the practices of the Phoenix Police Department. And last week, an independent investigation indicated troublesome issues within the department that need to be addressed.

Some responded by calling for Chief Jeri Williams to resign, while others didn’t go quite that far.

One of those is Republic columnist Elvia Diaz, who believes Williams should help fix some of the problems and then move on.

The Show spoke with Phil Boas of the Republic to learn about the Diaz column and his own perspectives.

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