A note from The State Press executive editor

Magazine columnist Ben Cooper was one of four protestors arrested Thursday evening

During a Thursday evening protest outside Tempe City Hall in response to the fatal shooting of 14-year-old Antonio Arce by a Tempe police officer, one of our magazine columnists, Ben Cooper, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault against a police officer.

Cooper was one of four protestors arrested Thursday evening.

Cooper was protesting on his own behalf and was not in attendance on behalf of The State Press.

We are following the situation closely and will provide updates as they are made available.


Reach the executive editor at execed.statepress@gmail.com.


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