Phoenix, AZ— The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) has endorsed Allister Adel for Maricopa County Attorney.
“Phoenix Law Enforcement Association is proud to endorse Allister Adel for Maricopa County Attorney,” said Michael “Britt” London, President of PLEA. “Allister’s leadership over the past year as Maricopa County Attorney shows that she understands the importance of bringing various stakeholders together to create meaningful change and unify our community. She also has the prosecutorial knowledge and experience to make fair charging decisions, ensuring that anyone who commits a crime is held accountable.
“Allister’s opponent has spent countless months making false allegations about the men and women who serve in law enforcement, supported the Defund Police movement here in Phoenix, and is backed by organizations that want to completely dismantle police departments,” London continued. “Our criminal justice system deserves better than that type of behavior.”
“As your Maricopa County Attorney, I am committed to ensuring the safety of our community,” said Allister Adel. “This is not possible without the men and women in law enforcement who selflessly serve our community each day. I believe that keeping our community safe requires three key components:
- We must have well-funded law enforcement agencies who are trained and provided resources they need so they can return home every night to their family.
- We must have community services for those who face issues such as addiction, mental health illness, and domestic violence.
- We must have a prosecution office that holds individuals accountable.”
“As a community, we must find ways to create and fund systems that support all three elements,” Adel continued. “This is not an either/or situation; and calls for defunding police or “reallocating funding” as my opponent likes to say, are shortsighted and dangerous.”
In less than a year, Allister has taken bold steps to toward smart justice and keeping children and families safe:
Elimination of $630 diversion program fee
Creation of a robust, evidence-based diversion program that addresses the specific underlying behaviors and conditions that affect criminal behavior
Improving the public records process by eliminating the backlog and reforming the process to reduce response time for records
Creation of a public-facing dashboard with data about cases submitted to the office by law enforcement, cases filed, diverted and dismissed, and demographic information
Changes to plea policies to better assess the circumstances of individual defendants and promote a “treatment first” approach to drug possession cases
Established the first ever Home Detention Program in Maricopa County
Added community members to the Critical Incident Review Committee
Creation of the Conviction Integrity Unit to investigate claims of innocence, potential inappropriate police conduct and other allegations of prosecutorial unfairness
Established Community and Business Advisory Boards to receive input from the community on important issues
To learn more, visit: www.allisteradel.com