PHOENIX — Phoenix police officers are now facing new allegations of killing their victims.
The city announced Friday that it had fired the department’s former chief, former assistant chief, and other officers over the deaths of two people.
Chief Daniel O’Neil is no longer the department head, and a number of the officers who worked under him have resigned.
Phoenix police Chief Daniel O, left, is no more and a dozen officers have resigned, but the city said the resignation was unrelated to the officer deaths.
Two officers have been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy in the deaths, which happened in August and September of 2016.
In a news conference, Mayor Greg Stanton said he wants the city to have a “clear vision” of how it intends to deal with the issue.
“I think the best thing that can happen for us is for us to have this clarity,” Stanton said.
Stanton and several other city officials also called for an independent review of the police department and other city departments.