The Chief and The New West

Number 19552
Subject Murders
Source Northwest Explorer Newspaper (Tucson
State AZ
Year 2002
Publication Date January 16, 2002
Summary Northwest Explorer investigates the death of a 23-year-old, Westyn Hamilton, beaten by the bouncers at New West/ Gotham, a Marana, Ariz. night club. The story tells how the local police chief and his officers were paid about $100,000 to protect the nightclub, and often worked along with the bouncers; the criminal investigators failed to interview key witnesses in the case; and the death was ruled an accident despite the 54 injuries an autopsy discovered on the body.
Pages 41
Keywords crime;police;criminal investigation;corruption;videotaped evidence;lacking background checks
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