Scottsdale Police have reported dozens of arrests in May 2020 in a riot. Some later ended up in prison, others received probation, and others had their cases dismissed.
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — A devastating riot at Scottsdale Fashion Square following the death of George Floyd dominated the news cycle for days.
It began as a protest march in downtown Scottsdale on May 30, 2020, before escalating into a chaotic scene of crowds breaking into retail stores and stealing merchandise.
The stolen items ranged from PF Chang liquor bottles to expensive Prada purses.
In the aftermath of the riots, lawmakers introduced bills to amend Arizona’s riot laws, the governor enforced a curfew, and dozens of young people posted their mugshots online.
Scottsdale Police said they have arrested more than 50 people in connection with the crime and looting that occurred at Fashion Square.
But what happened to all these accused, almost three years after the crime?
12News combed through several public databases in an attempt to find all defendants arrested in connection with the Fashion Square riots.
Some suspects were charged with felonies, others with misdemeanors.
The results show that most of the offenders were placed on probation, a few were put in prison, and many had their cases dismissed after making deals with prosecutors.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office offers a diversion program that allows the charges to be dropped if the defendant completes educational classes or counseling. Records show that many of the criminals involved in the Scottsdale riots were offered the opportunity to participate in diversion programs.
No cases were found for the names of the few people police reportedly arrested after the rioting and looting. One of those individuals, he told police he hadn’t participated in the riot, but was sent to a pawn shop where his roommate was selling jewelry that was found to have been stolen from his Scottsdale fashion and his square. admitted to driving
The MCAO did not respond to an inquiry asking whether prosecutors had refused to press charges against some of those originally arrested.
Police say many of the perpetrators were minors at the time of their arrest, so their names and cases cannot be easily traced in public databases.
What is House Bill 2059?
A recently introduced bill in the Arizona legislature seeks to further criminalize rioting by amending state law.
House Bill 2059 changed the definition of first-degree robbery to include robberies committed during riots. The proposed law also states that anyone involved in a riot of at least 25 people could be charged with a class 3 felony.
HB2059 also states that a person found guilty of “promoting a riot or unlawful assembly” will be sentenced one step higher than their initial conviction.
If the bill’s language had been implemented before the Scottsdale riots, criminal cases might have been prosecuted differently in court.
The following information was obtained from records compiled by the Superior Court, the Judicial Court, and the Municipal Court.
- Blaze Claeson was sentenced to two years probation and completed 70 hours of rehabilitation.
- Angelo Brady pleads guilty in Scottsdale City Court
- Madison Mateevici-Dailey, lawsuit dismissed after completing diversion program
- Tyree Eubanks sentenced to four years in Arizona Department of Corrections
- Ramon Taylor Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Arizona Department of Corrections
- Nathaniel Bailey Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Arizona Department of Corrections
- Malik Stewart sentenced to three years’ probation
- Isaiah Delapaz sentenced to three years probation
- Amber Bucher pleads guilty in Scottsdale City Court
- Jordan Burns, lawsuit dismissed after completing diversion program
- Raymus Bryant sentenced to two years probation
- Lanai Bailey’s lawsuit dismissed after completing conversion program
- Taylor Clemons, conviction dismissed in Scottsdale City Court
- Serenity Mansfield Lawsuit Dismissed After Offering Diversion Program
- Robert Rocha sentenced to 2 years probation, completes 100 hours reintegration
- Alex Grangros pleads guilty in Scottsdale City Court
- Devion Gardner-Jones Sentenced to 3 Years Probation
- Shavanta Winfree pleads guilty, awaits sentencing
- 3 years probation for Tabin Pemberton
- Robbie Galarza, lawsuit dismissed after completing conversion program
- Brayan Huiqui sentenced to two years probation
- Alexander Bligh sentenced to 3 years probation, completes 100 hours reintegration
- Christian Poineau pleads guilty in Scottsdale City Court
- Whitney Hannon pleads guilty in Scottsdale City Court
- Enrique Espinoza, lawsuit dismissed after completing diversion program
- Christopher Rayvon Lawsuit Dismissed in Scottsdale City Court
- Sky Black agrees to complete diversion program
- Yes Sierra, lawsuit still pending
- Joseph Garcia, lawsuit still pending
- Paul Lewis, lawsuit still pending
- Aaron Medina, lawsuit still pending
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