Pima County Attorney Laura Conover will Issue Decision on Wade Welch Case


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Pima County Attorney Laura Conover will Issue Decision on Wade Welch Case

TUCSON, ARIZONA – December 12, 2023 – Pima County Attorney Laura Conover and independent use-of-force and tactical-review expert John McMahon will be available Dec.14 to speak to the media after presenting the findings of McMahon’s independent analysis of the 2022 death of 37-year-old Wade Welch in the Pima County Jail.

McMahon, a nationally recognized expert in law enforcement policies and procedures and a Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, specializes in use-of-force, de-escalation tactics, and command-and-control of critical incidents involving law enforcement.

During his 34-year career, McMahon has been responsible for the review and adjudication of more than 6,000 incidents involving use of force, including officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths.

Who: Pima County Attorney Laura Conover and excessive force expert John McMahon

What: Availability for media questions on results of external case review

When: Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 11:00 am

Where: Pima County Attorney’s Office 32 N. Stone Avenue 14th Floor

**Attendees Must RSVP with Shawndrea Thomas before the press conference.

The Pima County Attorney’s Office is committed to restorative justice, transparency, and accountability as the focus of a mission that also seeks alternatives to incarceration when appropriate, provides support for victims, and strives to be inclusive and equitable to all segments of the communities we serve in the pursuit of public safety and wellbeing.


Media Contact: Shawndrea Thomas
Director of Communications
Pima County Attorney’s Office
(520) 724-5738 (Office)
(520) 310-4720 (Mobile)

Laura Conover

Laura Conover

Pima County Attorney

Media Contacts

Shawndrea Thomas | 520.724.5571
Tony Gallego | 520.724.4170

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