Criminal Justice & Policing

Tucson voters reject sanctuary city initiative in landslide

An effort to limit Tucson police officers from inquiring about the immigration status of people they stop was voted down by a wide margin, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election.The ballot initiative, Proposition...

Arizona CenturyLink customer data leaked online

Information including the names, physical addresses, emails, account numbers and conversation logs of Arizona CenturyLink customers have been leaked in an online database for 10 months, according to researchers.

Phoenix vice-mayor backs Phoenix police union on officer firings

Phoenix Vice-Mayor Jim Waring has stated that he disagrees with Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams firing of two police officers, according to an email posted by the Phoenix police union.

Phoenix police union: Mayor Gallego and council engaged in ‘war on cops’

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association is accusing Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the city council of fomenting a “war on cops” in the city, is holding special meetings all week to discuss recent disciplinary actions against police officers.

Legislator readies defense of ‘heart and soul of SB1070’ as Tucson voters decide on sanctuary city measure

Nearly a decade after the passage of Senate Bill 1070, a Republican lawmaker is ready to defend Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law by imposing more penalties as Tucson voters consider limiting the law’s reach...

New county attorney Adel signals openness to justice reform

Newly appointed Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said she’s open to taking steps on criminal justice reform, both by making changes within her office and by pushing for reforms at the legislature.

Despite ICE detainer ruling, business as usual for Arizona sheriffs

Two weeks after a federal court halted some detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arizona law enforcement agencies say they are still doing business with the agency as usual.

State flush with cash, schools and prisons leading contenders for new spending

The state is on track to be flush with cash when lawmakers arrive at the Capitol in January, and the two leading contenders for that windfall are the education and incarceration systems.

ICE determining immigration status of pregnant Marshallese women found in Petersen home

The eight women who were found in a property raided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety this week in connection to a multi-state investigation into Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen are currently having their immigration status reviewed.

Senator’s ‘lost’ foster child claims don’t reflect DCS statistics

A Republican senator’s claim that the Arizona Department of Child Safety has “lost” more than 550 children, but data reported on a monthly basis by the child welfare agency shows the actual number of missing children to be far lower.
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