Officer-Involved Shootings Raise The Question Of Sentencing Guidelines

March 19, 2014

There have been several officer-involved shootings in the Valley over the past few weeks. In some of those situations, the suspects pursued by officers had previously committed crimes, often violent crimes.
Could or should those suspects have still been in prison?

Ronald Reinstein, a retired superior court judge, offered insights on sentencing guidelines in Arizona. Judge Reinstein is now a judicial consultant for the state Supreme Court. Elizabeth Ortiz, executive director of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council, also weighed in.