A Phoenix apartmment complex is found of uninhabitable by a city court judge.
After a non-jury trial, Judge Lori Metcalf, of the Phoenix Municipal Court found Woodbridge Apartments guilty of 385 out of 406 criminal counts. That is a 94.8% guilty rate. Sentencing is scheduled for September 19, 2014. Woodbridge Apartments are located at 6635 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona.
Deputy Director of the Phoenix Department of Neighborhoods Tim Boling told ABC 15 News, “this case is probably the most extreme resistance that he has encountered in the city’s efforts to bring a property into compliance.”
This case surpasses the normal landlord-tenant issues moving into issues of basic civil rights. No one should have to live in squalor. It took a couple of years, but props to the City of Phoenix prosecutors for pursuing this case.
I haven’t found the legal documents anywhere else on the internet. I thought I would share them since this is appears to be an extraordinary case for the City of Phoenix. See the criminal findings by Judge Metcalf below. Also, the entire civil complaints against Woodbridge Apartments from 2012 are also provided below.