2 investigations for fatal Phoenix police shooting

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia says criminal and administrative investigations are being conducted into last week's officer-involved fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman.

Garcia also has asked the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to independently review the criminal investigation and make the final case decisions.

He's also ordered a review of the department's mental-health pickup procedures.

Police were called Aug. 14 to a Maryvale apartment complex to serve an emergency mental health pickup order.

They say Michelle Cusseaux was shot because she was holding a claw hammer above her head and came toward an officer. She later died at a hospital.

Cusseaux's mother Frances Garrett says her 50-year-old daughter suffered from depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.

Garrett called a mental health facility to try and get inpatient treatment for Cusseaux.

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