Phoenix Police Chief Requests FBI Investigation Into Death Of James Garcia

Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:44pm
Updated: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:11am
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Jeri Williams in KJZZ's studio in 2018.

On July 7, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams called for the FBI to conduct an investigation into the shooting of James Garcia by Phoenix police officers on July 4.

She’ll also make the body camera footage from the incident available sooner than usual.

The case has led to community protests. 

The Show spoke with Uriel Garcia, a public safety reporter for the Arizona Republic, about what this request actually entails and how it is significant.

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