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Hailey Tucker and Eric He preview the matchup between ASU and USC

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USC redshirt freshman wide receiver Jalen Greene (10) and redshirt junior wide receiver Isaac Whitney celebrate after a USC touchdown against ASU on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. The Trojans defeated the Sun Devils 42-14.

By Matthew Tonis | 09/29/16 8:28pm

ASU football travels to play USC on Saturday, and who better to preview the game than those who cover the Trojans? The State Press chatted with the Daily Trojan sports editors to get a better look at who the Sun Devils will see across the field on Saturday.

State Press: Has USC looked better than its 1-3 record would suggest? If so, by how much?

Daily Trojan: USC has been a completely different team each time they have taken the field. Suffering tough losses nonetheless, the Trojans looked the best against Utah despite their flaws. Yes, the Trojans are better than their record from a talent standpoint, but because of questionable coaching decisions it's hard to say which version of USC will show up.

SP: What did you think of Sam Darnold's debut start? Is he a guy that can lead USC back from this hole?

DT: Sam Darnold didn't look like he was playing his first game Friday night. He was able to go into a hostile environment with inclement weather and rallied the offense to what has been its best performance so far. Even though he didn't throw a touchdown, he showed his arm strength and perhaps even more importantly showed his feet, which is something that USC should take full advantage of moving forward.

It's with guarded optimism it seems that Darnold could be another in a line of fantastic USC quarterbacks, but having played only one game, it's too early to tell for certain.

SP: How confident are the Trojans heading into this game after the smackdown in Tempe last year, or has that been tempered by their record?

DT: The team certainly hasn't admitted to any thoughts of taking the Sun Devils lightly, and they certainly shouldn't. USC still has yet to prove itself as a legitimate team in the Pac-12 and even though they have played a tougher schedule than ASU, the Sun Devils have been able to take care of business, something USC has faltered on throughout their rough beginning.

SP: Is USC prepared to stop ASU's three-headed monster on the ground?

DT: USC has consistently struggled with dual-threat quarterbacks and this season there have been some worrisome defensive trends heading into a game against such a high-scoring offense. The defense allowed Utah to go 93 yards last week to score the game-winning touchdown, and Utah was able to constantly ram the ball down the Trojans' throat. The defensive line was one of the more questioned units coming into the season, and on Friday they showed why. Sophomore defensive end Porter Gustin and sophomore linebacker Cameron Smith are monsters on defense though and can each be expected to have double-digit tackles by the end of the game.

SP: Finally, what's your game prediction?

DT: The lower that USC can keep the score the better chance they have at winning, since the offense still hasn't proven itself as a legitimate threat. Playing at home should give the Trojans the extra boost they need though, and USC has a more talented roster than the Sun Devils do. USC will win 28-21.

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Tiny Audrey puts up big fight against a big foe: cancer


It takes just seconds for this tiny 4-year-old to capture your heart.

Perhaps it's because she spouts comments you'd never expect to hear from little kid.

But then, Audrey Hughes is no ordinary 4-year-old girl. Audrey wrapped up a year—well, 54 weeks actually—of chemotherapy treatments earlier this summer, after her diagnosis at age 3 with stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma. It's a long word for a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in muscle tissues.

It wasn't the first bout with a difficult health issue for the Gilbert girl. She was born with a tethered spinal cord and spina bifida, which resulted in surgery when she was 10 weeks old. She had a second surgery last summer to remove a tumor from her spinal cord. Because that tumor was determined to be cancerous, she began radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

Unbelievable news was delivered to Audrey and her family in early July after an imaging scan showed no more visible signs of cancer.

Audrey's mom, Melissa, points out that a cancer-free declaration can't come for five years once treatment stops. That means Audrey will continue to undergo scans several times a year until she's 9.

Frequent visits to medical providers don't seem to bother Audrey.

Born Nov. 14, 2011, at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, she immediately went to Cardon Children's Medical Center, Melissa said. Surgery soon followed.

The Hugheses went home after surgery "and all was good," Audrey's dad, Ira, said. They had a normal infant daughter. But, then he and Melissa observed Audrey's development regressing and a trip to the doctor resulted in the discovery of the tumor.

On June 16, 2015, Audrey had surgery to remove that tumor, and prepared to begin the year of treatments which she just completed.

"It was a scary time," Ira said.

Rare disease, diagnosis

It's believed that Audrey is just the fifth documented case in the world of rhabdomyosarcoma on a spinal cord, Ira said.

"It's not hugely common," he said, and when it is present it's "usually a soft tissue cancer in the arms or legs."

Dr. Erlyn Smith, a pediatric hematology and oncology physician at Cardon, said the incidence of this cancer in children in the 0 to 4 age group is 4 in 1 million. Just 3.5 percent of all cancer cases in kids age 0 to 14 are rhabdomyosarcoma, Smith said.

"The diagnosis was rare and the location was rare," Smith said.

Melissa describes the days after the diagnosis and surgery as feeling like she'd been hit by a car.

"Then you go into survival mode, and figure out how to take care of everything," including her son, Cole, now 8.

"It was overwhelming," Melissa said. She credits her daughter for everyone's success in the ordeal.

"It was Audrey's "spirit and attitude that got us this far."

Essentially, Audrey has been in and out of the hospital on a regular basis since the tumor was removed, Melissa said.

She and Ira developed a routine in which one of them would stay 24 hours at the hospital while the other was home with Cole and then they'd trade off. Melissa's parents live in Chandler and Cole spent plenty of time with his grandparents, too.

Melissa became a stay-at-home mom after Audrey was born. Ira works from home and said his employer made many accommodations that let him follow a flexible work schedule.

For two months, all four family members lived in Houston while Audrey underwent proton radiation at MD Anderson Cancer Center. It's different from the more traditional photon radiation in that the positively charged parts of the atom (protons) release their energy only after traveling a certain distance and cause little damage to the tissues they pass through. They kill cells at the end of their path, but not along the way.

They chose MD Anderson, Ira said, because "only two hospitals in the U.S. are doing proton" radiation. The other is in San Diego.

Audrey's entire brain and spine had to be treated, he said. Proton treatment also came with better odds of his daughter not losing her sight or hearing or developing additional spinal issues.

"Her entire brain had to be radiated in case there was a cell in the wrong place," he said.

Finding humor in odd places

The Hughes family spent lots of time at Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa during Audrey's illness. Audrey found she and several nurses share a similar, goofy sense of humor. So, they'd play tricks on each other all of the time.

Audrey loves bugs and rodents, especially realistic-looking plastic and rubber bugs. She found ways to strategically place plastic bugs around the hospital in attempts to spook the staff. They'd get right back at her, and it helped her "get happy," her mom said.

She taped fake roaches to blood orders, pulled a rubber rat around with a piece of fishing line and hid bugs in bathrooms.

"The nurses have definitely become family," Melissa said.

Smith agreed.

"Audrey was a frequent flyer in the hospital, so she got 'in' with the hospital staff," she said.

Audrey has "a lot of energy," Smith said. "She barely stayed in her room. She rode her tricycle everywhere on the seventh floor, going super fast with her dad chasing her down the hall."

She also displays her oddball sense of humor.

"Do you know why it rains?," Audrey asks. "The angels are peeing in the clouds."

Audrey went so far as to help coax other kids out of their shells, Smith said. "Audrey—she can just deal with everyone and everything and not make a big deal out of it," Smith said, "and her parents make it work."

Speaking honestly, Ira said for most of the last year his family "hadn't been preparing" for the day Audrey would come home with a "clean scan."

"I was preparing to bury my daughter," he said.

But, she came home and the family "sat back and asked what's next," he said.

It's life, he and Melissa said.

Now, the family has to "figure out what normal is," Ira said. "We're all trying to find our spot and how to co-exist together. It's all from a different reference point."

Audrey is psyched to enroll in kindergarten in about a year and may still attend preschool this year, Melissa said.

In the meantime, she ventures outside to see the 30 chickens, two alpacas, nine or so sheep and two goats that the family has on their acreage.

She'll likely soon help Melissa tend to the small garden mostly because both Audrey and Cole love fresh vegetables.

She and Cole play together, like any other siblings. He shares her fondness for rubber rats and bugs.

"It's one foot in front of the other," every day, Melissa said. And, realizing that "the little, petty stuff doesn't matter."

All of the Hugheses want to help spread awareness of childhood cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Ira says families face similar difficult situations every day and if sharing his story helps them, he'll keep doing so. He blogs regularly about Audrey's journey at audreynoelle.com.


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The Week Ahead

Zombies roaming at Rawhide for Halloween

Rawhide Western Town and Event Center is housing "Zombie Warz," a zombie apocalypse-themed haunted house where participants take the initiative in defending the world from a zombie uprising.

Similar to first-person shooter games, event-goers will be given an arsenal of weapons and tasked with saving the human race.

The show, $30 per person, opens Sept. 30 and will run until Dec. 2.

It will be open 7-11 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in October and Friday and Saturday nights in November.


Festival features Greek village in Chandler

St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Chandler will become a miniature Greek village this weekend for "A Taste of Greece" festival.

Greek food, dance and culture is celebrated to benefit the church's charitable work.

St. Katherine's is at 2716 N. Dobson, just south of Elliot and Dobson. The festival will be open Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission is $3. For one free admission or more information about the festival, go to atasteofgreeceaz.com.


Dogs take over i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa

"It's a Dog's Life," the i.d.e.a. Museum's newest exhibit, will feature art, geography, history and science of man's best friend for all ages over the next few months.

"Our education and exhibition team created an experience that places you inside the world of canines," Sunnee O'Rork, executive director of Mesa's i.d.e.a. Museum, said in a press release. "We've added several sensory activities for our guests, such as experiencing how canines see their world and being able to feel the size of their footprints."

The exhibit uses hands-on activities to show the social impact of both domestic and wild dogs. The exhibit runs Sept. 30 to Jan. 22.


Mariachi and folklorico festival brings Mexico to Chandler

The 17th Annual C.A.L.L.E. de Arizona Mariachi and Folklorico Festival takes place at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday at Chandler Center for the Arts.

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, a Grammy-winning ensemble, will be joined by Mariachi Sonido de Mexico from Tucson.

Dancers and artists will also be featured, along with vendors and a silent auction with gifts from local restaurants and businesses.

For more information, go to calle-az.org

'Carnival of Illusion' is an old-fashioned magic show

An old-fashioned magic show takes up residence this fall at the Mesa Arts Center and Tempe Center for the Arts.

"Carnival of Illusion" evokes a vaudeville road show with its take on up-close magic.

The show will take place on select dates from Saturday until May 27, 2017. Shows regularly sell out and there is a 10+ year age limit. Tickets are $52

For more information, call 480-359-7469 or go to carnivalofillusion.com.


Babies and kids have their fun at Mesa expo

The Arizona Baby and Kidz Expo is Saturday at the Mesa Convention Center, with family fun for kids and parents.

While children are entertained by the vast array of options, parents can learn valuable parenting tips to keep children entertained at home. Shopping options are also available, featuring children's toys, shoes, games and more.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and veterans. Children 12 and under are free.

Arizona State kicker Zane Gonzalez (5) kicks a field goal as holder Matt Haack (26) looks on during a spring NCAA college football game Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona State senior punter Matt Haack was named a semifinalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, an award that recognizes the top scholar-athlete in the nation. The announcement was made by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Haack earned First-Team All-Pac-12 All-Academic Honors in 2015 and won the Pat Tillman Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

As a sports business and media major at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Haack has a 3.44 cumulative GPA while in the Barrett Honors College.

"These 156 impressive candidates truly represent the scholar-athlete ideal," said NFF Chairman Archie Manning in a release. "It is important for us to showcase their success on the football field, in the classroom and in the community. This year's semifinalists further illustrate the power of our great sport in developing the next generation of influential leaders."

The NFF will award $18,000 in postgraduate scholarships to the 12-14 finalists on Nov. 1. Finalists will travel to New York City for the 59th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6 where one winner will be proclaimed and have his scholarship increase to $25,000.

Alzheimer’s hits home for Tempe mayor and his family

Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell had a very personal reason for seeking "Dementia Friendly City" status for the city. His mother Marianne has suffered a 12-year decline, with Alzheimer's disease progressively robbing her of her memories and functionality.

To Mitchell's family, which has seen Marianne deteriorate, the loss has been devastating. One sign of her changes was getting lost taking her granddaughter to her Girl Scout troop, an errand she had run many times. She put clothing in the dishwasher and toothpaste on her hands instead of lotion.

Mitchell's daughters, now 14 and 17, have experienced Marianne's forgetfulness and have transferred that worry to their dad. They had only really known their grandmother since she began showing symptoms of Alzheimer's.

"If I forgot something, they would ask, 'Are you going to be like Babi (their nickname for their grandmother)?'" he said.

Mitchell's father, Congressman Harry Mitchell, has been Marianne's caregiver. When the congressman lost his third-term bid for re-election, he decided to care for Marianne full time. Married for 54 years, Harry was not going to desert his wife who had always been there for him. They met when they were both teachers in Tempe.

Mark and his sister Ann attended classes on Alzheimer's and dementia to understand more about the disease. They learned about the heavy toll it could take on caregivers of dementia patients. They realized how tired their father was and urged him to get help.

Help came in the form of Oakwood Creative Care, a day-care program in Mesa where Marianne received stimulating attention from two to five days a week, which provided some respite for Harry. He was so impressed with the facility that he joined the board of directors.

"Oakwood Creative (Care) allowed my mom to stay home longer," Mark claims. "She likes to dance and loves music, especially 'Rock Around the Clock."

Oakwood encourages music and the arts to stimulate dementia patients.

Still, his father was tired. Friends and family encouraged Harry to consider full-time care for Marianne. Her disease had developed to the point where she didn't make sense when she spoke.

In August 2015, Marianne became a full-time resident at Hawthorne Court, which specializes in memory care patients, in Ahwatukee. Harry is still devoted to her, visiting every morning to help her start her day.

According to Mark, on a rare weekend away when his dad went to Washington, D.C., to visit his former Congressional staff, Harry returned and realized Marianne didn't miss him. Her memory and sense of time was lost.

The progress of Marianne's Alzheimer's disease meant she was not able to attend Mark's second swearing-in ceremony this past July as Tempe mayor.

"Not having mom there was tough. I miss my mom. She was always there for us," Mark said.

Making Tempe a Dementia Friendly City was a natural move. Dementia, of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common form, is estimated to affect 1,500 in Tempe. Multiply that number by two to include the caregivers, who endanger their health and don't ask for help soon enough.

Jan Dougherty, director of Banner Alzheimer's Institute, cited Arizona statistics estimating that 80,000 Maricopa County residents have dementia with a total of 120,000 cases in Arizona. State projections indicate that these numbers will double in the next 10 years.

By becoming a Dementia Friendly City, Tempe has set the stage for programs and resources to be available to those who can benefit, both patients and caregivers. Tempe has partnered with Banner Alzheimer's Institute to provide programs and new approaches to care and community building.

Dougherty said, "Silver Alert legislation has now made services available to people of any age with dementia."

Previously, if a loved one with dementia wandered off, but was younger than 65, services were not available. Dougherty cites statistics that 60 percent of people with dementia wander off. On foot, typically that means the patient might walk 2-3 miles. For those who have access to a car, they could drive 30-60 miles.

By being a Dementia Friendly City, Tempe has begun the process of making neighborhoods safe places for everyone, where people will know when someone could be in danger and have resources to help.

Next week: New advances in care and medicine for dementia patients in Tempe and Arizona.

The Week in Review

Mesa light-rail construction delayed again

The construction to expand the light rail further into Mesa has been pushed back until mid-October, according to transportation officials.

The 1.9-mile extension that is expected to boost ridership by nearly 4,000 people per day was supposed to begin in August, but new "opportunities to enhance the corridor" have delayed the process, according to Jodi Sorrell, Mesa's transit services director.


Jones concedes to Biggs in tight CD 5 battle

Christine Jones conceded to Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs after a recount failed to make up ground in their Republican battle to succeed U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon.

Biggs beat Jones, the former GoDaddy executive, by 27 votes in Congressional District 5, which includes Gilbert, Queen Creek, parts of Chandler and eastern Mesa.

Biggs got 25,244 votes in the recount, while Jones got 25,217.


Reward grows to find killer of Chandler man

Police are still looking for leads in the stabbing death of Shivaswamy Hosakote, and Silent Witness has increased its reward to $2,000.

Hosakote, 84, was found stabbed Aug. 18 outside the L.A. Fitness gym he frequented near Dobson and Warner roads in Chandler.

Tipsters can remain anonymous when they contact Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.


ASU named most innovative school again

For the second year in a row, Arizona State University has been named the most innovative school in the nation, according to "US News and World Report."

ASU also achieving a No. 27 finish in business schools and No. 5 standing in supply-chain management.

ASU finished as the 129th ranked college in the country overall.


Kai restaurant voted one of the best for 'foodies'

Kai at Wild Horse Pass resort in Chandler was voted one of the "100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America," hosted by OpenTable. The website has also ranked Kai as the third-best restaurant in the country.

The OpenTable list was compiled by over 5 million restaurant reviews of verified members between Aug. 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum overall score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration.

Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "fit for foodies" was selected as a special feature.


Tempe makes list of funnest cities

Tempe is the 13th funnest city in America, according to a Wallethub list.

Scottsdale made it to number 10.

The personal finance website looked at such categories as restaurants per capita and number of bars in its tally of "2016's Most Fun Cities in America."

In the East Valley, Mesa finished 66th, Chandler 85th and Gilbert 132nd.

Las Vegas was declared the top fun city.

Black Lives Matter protest (Photo Gallery)

Tempe police arrested civil rights leader Jarrett Maupin as he led a group of protesters who succeeded in shutting down the Mill Avenue bridge Monday morning. A group of officers on motorcycles and bicycles had pleaded with the protesters to get out of the roadway and to use the sidewalk.

Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins (5) throws against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

College football fans, the game times for the next two weeks were announced on Monday for both Arizona State and Arizona.

The Sun Devils are off to a strong 4-0 start, with the most recent being their 51-41 victory over California on Saturday in Tempe.

This week they head to Los Angeles to take on the USC Trojans with a game time of 5:45 p.m. on FOX. The following weekend they'll host UCLA. Kickoff for that game will be at 7:30 p.m. and will be on ESPN or ESPN2.

Sun Devil quarterback Manny Wilkins has passed for 1,085 yards and five touchdowns. Kalen Ballage has nine total touchdowns this season, eight of which came in a school record-tying game against Texas Tech.

The Wildcats opened up conference play falling short in overtime 35-28 against No. 8 Washington. They are now 2-2 and headed on the road.

Arizona's next game will feature a trip to UCLA this Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. start on ESPN. The Wildcats will once again be on the road, this time against Utah, with a 7 p.m. start on FOX Sports 1 on Oct. 8.

Standing at 2-2, UCLA's losses have come at the hands of Texas A&M and Stanford.

Scores and schedule

Williams Field 43, Campo Verde 14

Hamilton 21, Skyline 14

Desert Vista 31, Dobson 27

Basha 28, Mesa 23

Corona del Sol 17, Boulder Creek 10

Brophy 20, Mountain View 17

Desert Ridge 52, Desert Mountain 14

Perry 59, Highland 49

Chandler 59, Mountain Ridge 0

Mountain Pointe 62, Pinnacle 34

Red Mountain 48, Gilbert 0

Tolleson 54, Westwood 13

McClintock 45, Barry Goldwater 20

Marana Mountain View 38, Poston Butte 27

Queen Creek 37, Ironwood Ridge 12

Mesquite 27, Kellis 20

Higley 73, Apache Junction 20

Seton Catholic 34, Coronado 24

Casa Grande 27, Marcos de Niza 13

Tempe 33, Combs 7

Benjamin Franklin 34, Coolidge 31

Casteel 68, Kingman 0

American Leadership 70, Globe 27

Wickenburg 50, Valley Christian 7

Tempe Prep 34,  Bourgade Catholic 0

Chandler Prep 33, Antelope 8

Gilbert Christian 57, Joy Christian 6

Sept. 29

Marcos de Niza at Saguaro

Sept. 30

Hamilton at Brophy

Basha at Chandler

Gilbert at Desert Ridge

Red Mountain at Dobson

Westwood at Mesa

Desert Vista at Mountain Pointe

Skyline at Mountain View

Appolo at McClintock

Queen Creek at Mesquite

Williams Field at Poston Butte

Campo Verde at  Vista Grande

Combs at Dysart

Tempe at Higley

Apache Junction at Washington

Florence at American Leadership

Valley Christian at ASU Prep

San Tan Foothills at Benjamin Franklin

Casteel at Yuma Catholic

San Tan Footholls at Benjamin Franklin

Tempe Prep at Gilbert Christian

Chandler Prep at Veritas Prep

Tempe police arrested civil rights leader Jarrett Maupin as he led a group of protesters who succeeded in shutting down the Mill Avenue bridge Monday morning. A group of officers on motorcycles and bicycles had pleaded with the protesters to get out of the roadway and to use the sidewalk.

Starting near Tempe Beach Park, the protesters at first marched west toward Phoenix, shouting "Hands up, don't shoot" and "No justice, no peace." They turned around near an underpass, east of Washington Street. At that point, Maupin was arrested by Tempe police and loaded into the back of a white van. At least two other protesters who refused to get out of the road also were arrested.

"Protesters were provided the lawful opportunity to voice their concerns and reminded numerous times to remain on the sidewalks to assure their safety, along with the safety of others commuting in the area,'' Tempe police said in statement released  late Monday afternoon.

The release said that Maupin, 29, was arrested and booked on suspicion of failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer and obstruction of a public thoroughfare.

Michael Moynihan, 34, and Calvin Hollins Jr, 43, was arrested on suspicion of the same charges. Calvin Hollins was booked also on an outstanding warrant from Chandler City Court accusing him of disorderly conduct. 

Earlier in the protest, police said on Twitter, "Rev. Maupin is telling protesters to stay in the street. Police continue to advise protesters to get out of street for everyone's safety."

But a crowd of other protesters, probably as many as 100, succeeded in crossing the Mill Avenue bridge and returned to Tempe Beach Park. They included the mother and father of Dalvin Hollins, 19, who was shot to death July 27 by a Tempe officer.

Police said Hollins had stolen a narcotic drug from behind the counter of a Walgreen's pharmacy and had fled on foot. The shooting occurred after police pursued Hollins to a nearby nursing home. Police said Hollins was unarmed, but simulated a gun. The shooting remains under investigation and Lt. Edward Ouimette, who shot Hollins after police said he perceived a threat to his life, is on medical leave, said Detective Lily Duran, a police spokeswoman.

Sarah Coleman, Hollins' mother, appeared to confront officers as they shouted commands for her and other protesters to use the sidewalk. Coleman and the other protesters had been walking across the east lanes of the bridge toward downtown Tempe.

"I said, 'Arrest me, you murdered my son. If you are going to arrest one person, arrest us all.'"

"It was helpful," Coleman said, when asked if the protest helps her grieve her son's loss, "but I want more people to join me."

She said she remembers her son's smile and said the protest "is going to help us deal with the aftermath of his death."

Frederick Franklin, Hollins' father, called for police to release the result of their investigation and any videos related to the shooting as soon as possible.

"They are adding insult to injury by prolonging the release," Franklin said.

Tempe police met with Maupin, who had attempted to block roads in Phoenix during two previous protests, and told him that they would respect his right to protest but they would not allow him to shut down Mill Avenue. The protesters were warned in advance that they would be subject to arrest if they blocked Mill.

Maupin criticized Tempe police and Chief Sylvia Moir before the protesters walked into Mill Avenue, near Rio Salado. He called Tempe police a "predominantly white racist police department with a terrible record" and said you would have to be a black person driving in Tempe at night to understand his statement fully.

Maupin accused Tempe police of covering up the shooting and demanded that police fire Ouimette.

He called Moir, who is in her first year as Tempe's police chief, "a coward and a hypocrite."