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This website has been created for the purpose of Transparency within our agency and the community we serve.  Transparency can be thought of as being honest and open.  The purpose of this site is to provide you with our policies, procedures, media releases and allow access to video ​footage of specific critical incidents taken by our department.  ​​

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Press Conference January 4, 2017

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Chief Kevin Treadway presented on January 4, 2017

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Flagstaff Police Department Media Release

January 1, 2017

The Flagstaff Police Department will be holding a press conference at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility (LEAF) located at 911 East Sawmill Road in Flagstaff, AZ in the Chief Cooper Memorial Auditorium at 4:30 PM today, January 4th, 2017. This press conference will be in reference to the incident that occurred on 11-16-16 involving Officer Jeff Bonar and Ms. Marissa Morris.

As a reminder we continue to utilize the website at http://www.fpdtransparency.com to post additional reports, media releases and information. This website is free to the public and provides the latest information available on the investigation. Thank You.

Sgt. Cory C. Runge

Flagstaff Police Department

Public Relations

(928)556-2300

[email protected]

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Note to our citizens

Please be advised that Officer Bonar has been placed under Administrative Leave for the purpose of conducting an investigation and no disciplinary action has been taken until the investigation has been completed.

Flagstaff Police Department Media Release 4 issued 11-28-16

Flagstaff Police Department -MEDIA RELEASE

Contact: Sgt. Cory C. Runge (928) 556-2300

The Flagstaff Police Department (FPD) would like to thank our community for the patience and support they have shown as we continue to investigate the incident involving Officer Jeff Bonar and Ms. Marissa Morris. During the days since this incident occurred the Northern Arizona University Police Department (NAUPD) has diligently continued to investigate the officer for any crimes that may have been committed. They are conducting the investigation as quickly as possible while respecting the constraints imposed by due process. The Flagstaff Police Department understands the importance of providing a timely disposition to the case while also conducting a thorough internal investigation and respecting the rights of all parties involved.

Since the investigation began, staff has reviewed all available video footage from the cell phone and body cameras. Investigators have worked diligently following up on all evidence and leads. They have also conducted and/or attempted to conduct in excess of 10 interviews with victims, suspects and witnesses. At this time interviews are still being conducted.

Officer Bonar is on administrative leave and it is important to note that this administrative leave is not a disciplinary action. This step was taken to protect both the public and the officer while the investigation is being conducted. It is also important to note that although we have seen a segment of the incident through video footage we will not have a complete picture of the incident until all interviews are completed and both the criminal and the internal investigations are complete.

Throughout this investigation we will be required to recognize and follow the stipulations set forth in Arizona Revised Statutes 38-1104 and follow the policies and procedures for the City of Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Police Department. Finally, after much consideration, the Flagstaff Police Department has determined that the responsible course of action is to submit the case against Ms. Marissa Morris to the County Attorney’s Office after the criminal investigation on Officer Bonar has concluded. This is common practice for any criminal investigation, and provides the County Attorney’s Office with all evidence available for them to make a charging decision.

For more information in reference to the investigative process and the boundaries of both the internal affairs and criminal investigations refer to the Officers’ Bill of Rights listed in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 38-1101 through 38-1109, City of Flagstaff policies and procedures, and Flagstaff Police Department’s policies and procedures. Many of these policies and procedures can be found by accessing http://fpdtransparency.com/.

More information may be released as this investigation progresses.

Flagstaff Police Department Media Release 1 issued 11-16-2016

Flagstaff Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE

Contact: Sgt. Cory C. Runge (928) 556-2300

On 11-16-16, at approximately 7:30 PM, the Flagstaff Police Department became aware of a Facebook video post of a Flagstaff Police Officer involved in the arrest of an adult female earlier this afternoon. During the arrest the female, who appears somewhat uncooperative was struck in the face by the officer. Our agency is very concerned by what is depicted in this video. We are immediately initiating an internal investigation into this incident.

Further details will be released as the investigation progresses.

Sgt. Cory Runge, Flagstaff Police Department, 556-2300.

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Flagstaff Police Department Media Release 2 issued 11-17-2016

Flagstaff Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE

Contact: Sgt. Cory C. Runge (928) 556-2300

On 11-16-16, at approximately 7:30 PM, the Flagstaff Police Department became aware of a Facebook video post of a Flagstaff Police Officer involved in the arrest of an adult female earlier this afternoon. During the arrest the female, who appears somewhat uncooperative was struck in the face by the officer. Our agency is very concerned by what is depicted in this video. We are immediately initiating an internal investigation into this incident.

The officer has been identified as Officer Jeff Bonar. He has been placed on administrative leave. An internal affairs investigation is being initiated.

Further details will be released as the investigation progresses.

Sgt. Cory Runge, Flagstaff Police Department, 556-2300.

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Flagstaff Police Department Media Release 3 issued 11-17-2016

Flagstaff Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE

Contact: Sgt. Cory C. Runge (928) 556-2300

The Flagstaff Police Department will be holding a press conference at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility (LEAF) located at 911 E. Sawmill Rd. in Flagstaff, AZ in the Chief Cooper Memorial Auditorium at 10:30 AM today. This press conference will be in reference to the incident that occurred on 11-16-16 and the video representation posted on media. 


Flagstaff Police Department Media Release 4 

Issued 11-17-2016

Flagstaff Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE

Contact: Sgt. Cory C. Runge (928) 556-2300

The Flagstaff Police Department has created a web page at http://fpdtransparency.com. The site is now up and able to be accessed. This site contains Officer Bonar’s report, body camera footage, pertinent policies, and media releases. It is noted that Office Bonar initially activated his camera when he arrived. He deactivates his camera once he is told by the deputies that his assistance is no longer needed and he is in the process of getting into his car. He then notices Ms. Morris and makes contact with her. He does not immediately activate his camera upon initial contact as the contact quickly escalated. Officer Bonar does activate his camera once Ms. Morris is placed in handcuffs. Officer Bonar’s failure to activate the camera prior to the incident will also be addressed during the internal affairs investigation into his actions on November 16, 2016.   

FPD Press Conference issued 11-17-2016

The Flagstaff Police Department held a press conference at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility (LEAF) located at 911 E. Sawmill Rd. in Flagstaff, AZ in the Chief Cooper Memorial Auditorium at 10:30 AM today. This press conference was in reference to the incident that occurred on 11-16-16 and the video representation posted on media.