Police investigate 'anti-police' graffiti in Scottsdale

Police are investigating anti-police graffiti springing up around the valley. The first incident was at Hohokam Elementary near Hayden and McDowell.

That was a week ago and then this morning new graffiti was spotted at El Dorado Park, which is about a mile away from the school.

City workers painted over the graffiti this morning and police say they don't think this is a threat, but rather kids who lived in the neighborhood misbehaving.

"Cops kill, so kill cops," was the message spraypainted on the side of a building at El Dorado Skate Park in Scottsdale.

"It just made me mad, so I called the police up," said Billy Aiton. Aiton and his daughter saw the graffiti this morning and called police. Detectives were called out and investigated. "I'm just hoping it's some punk kids, that's really what I'm hoping this is because this is not a message we need to be seeing to the police, or to the community or for any of our children to be seeing."

A similar message saying "Kill Cops" also spray painted on the side of a building at Hohokam Elementary on New Years Eve, the school is a mile and a half from El Dorado Park. The damage was removed immediately.

"I think it's disgusting, I think it's terrible, the cities have to pay crews to go around and repaint over those," said Maggie Adams.

Scottsdale Police say they don't know if the incidents are related. Even though the graffiti says kill cops, police say they don't believe it is a threat.

"As a community we need to be keeping an eye out for that kind of stuff, we really like our police officers here in Scottsdale and we don't think this is fair for them all," said Aiton.

Scottsdale Unified School District said the kids were on Christmas break when the first graffiti incident happened so students didn't see it.
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