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City Responds to Misleading ‘Policing’ Article

Post Date:01/17/2019 2:07 PM

The City of Kingman is addressing false and misleading information published by the Kingman Daily Miner’s article, “Profit of Policing: What happens when police seize goods?”  

  1. The article was originally published in January 2017.
  2. The Kingman Daily Miner added content to the story, without disclosure.
  3. The reporters named no longer work for the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.
  4. State legislation (Arizona House Bill 2477) was adopted in April 2017, which requires stricter reporting from law enforcement, “Agencies applying for monies from the Anti-Racketeering Revolving Fund are required to submit a written application to the Attorney General that includes a description of what the monies will be used for, and the Attorney General is authorized to deny an application that requests monies for a purpose not authorized by statute.” 

Contrary to the article, the Kingman Police Department maintains detailed reports on all expenditures. Currently, KPD has to file quarterly reports with the Mohave County Attorney’s Office who submits to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC). KPD also has to file annual reports with the Department of Justice (DOJ). KPD has several audits a year that review detailed expenditures to ensure they are following state and federal guidelines. Detailed information was provided to the Kingman Daily Miner prior to publishing today’s article.


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