Politically Charged: Officials create ‘fictional’ gang to punish Phoenix protesters

Politically Charged is an ongoing ABC15 investigation into protest arrests and prosecutions by Phoenix Police and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

From creating a ‘fictional’ gang to giving false grand jury testimony, evidence shows officers and prosecutors targeted groups and leaders who protest against them.

Watch the first part investigation in the "Politically Charged" in the player above. See part two of the series in the story below.