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Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell calls for expediency in Arizona's death penalty review

Last month, new Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes put a pause on executions in Arizona — putting the use of the death penalty on hold until a review of the process is completed.

The move came after our new Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs issued an executive order to establish a Death Penalty Independent Review Commissioner who will take on the job. 

One of the officials in the state who is charged with carrying out death penalty cases is Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell, a Republican who said after the announcement that she respects the governor and attorney general’s efforts here, but she took an oath to uphold the law. 

The Show spoke with Mitchell about her views and what’s next on this front.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.