Maricopa County voters overwhelmingly elected Sheriff Paul Penzone to a second term, rejecting a bid by one of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s executive officers.
Allister Adel’s tenure as Maricopa County attorney could be a short one, as Democrat Julie Gunnigle holds an early lead over the Republican incumbent.
The Hawaii Department of Public Safety ordered mass testing at an Arizona private prison that holds its inmates after dozens of them contracted COVID-19 and several remain hospitalized.
A jail operated by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office continues to be a top destination nationally for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to take custody of people arrested for alleged misdemeanors and felonies.
Arizona law enforcement agencies need to begin reporting all missing persons cases into a national database if the state hopes to understand the scope of its cases involving missing or murdered indigenous women, a legislative study committee recommended Wednesday.
After finding a new supplier of the lethal injection drug pentobarbital earlier this year, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he’s found a compound pharmacist to prepare the drug, potentially paving the way for Arizona’s first execution in six years.
Much is being made of the importance of this year’s presidential election. But in all the noise, the most important election for Maricopa County is flying under the radar: the race for Maricopa County attorney. This position wields unparalleled power, possessing wide discretion in determining who to charge and how to sentence people, as well as substantial influence over state criminal legal policy.
On the afternoon of Oct. 3, Lee Percy Christian III, a young Black activist who’s spent months protesting the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement, was again speaking to a crowd of hundreds in downtown Phoenix.
The state’s push to increase flu vaccinations amid the novel coronavirus pandemic means there will be increased efforts to distribute flu shots to a variety of at-risk populations, including Arizona inmates.