Chandler day care workers accused of recording obscene video
CHANDLER — Two day care workers in Chandler have been arrested for allegedly recording a video of themselves making obscene gestures in the presence of a child.
Chandler police say 25-year-old Gabriella Del Carmen Garcia turned herself in Wednesday while 24-year-old Fatina Sawyer was arrested by Mesa police. They say Garcia is seen in the video giving a sex toy to a child and Sawyer is accused of recording the incident. Police say the video was posted online Monday. Someone reported the video and that began a criminal investigation. Police have yet to disclose what charges Garcia and Sawyer could be facing.
Ducey headed to United Kingdom to tout business
PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is headed to the United Kingdom for a series of economic development meetings and to meet with tourism industry representatives at an Arizona Cardinals football game outside London.
The Republican leaves next week and will hold meetings from Oct. 19-22. He plans to meet one-on-one with business leaders and tout the economic advantages of doing business in Arizona.
The state exported more than $850 million in goods to the United Kingdom last year and total trade topped $1.4 billion. Arizona’s top exports overall include civilian aircraft components, copper, electronics and military hardware.
Phoenix man allegedly forced by police to eat pot sues city
PHOENIX — A Phoenix man who says he was forced by police to eat marijuana or go to jail has filed a lawsuit against the city and the three ex-officers involved.
Edgar Castro’s suit seeks undisclosed punitive and compensatory damages. Attorneys for the 20-year-old Castro say their client’s civil rights were violated.
His lawyers filed a notice of claim in the case in February and that precursor to a lawsuit sought $3.5 million.
Castro was pulled over for speeding in September 2016 and police officers reported finding a small amount of marijuana in his car.
According to the lawsuit, Castro became sick and vomited after ingesting the marijuana.
The three police officers involved resigned from the force shortly after the incident.