Criminal Justice & Policing

Jerry Sheridan hopes to convince Maricopa County voters he’s not Joe Arpaio

Jerry Sheridan, the Republican vying to take back the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office,  minimized the scope of the seminal racial profiling case and its reforms that if elected he will be in charge of...

Arizona National Guard used surveillance plane to deter protests

The Arizona Air National Guard flew a surveillance airplane over Black Lives Matter protests in June to aid Phoenix police in deterring peaceful demonstrations, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force’s inspector general.

Unsealed Google lawsuit docs show its own engineers were confused by privacy settings

In internal emails unsealed Friday by an Arizona judge in an ongoing consumer fraud lawsuit, Google employees admitted that some parts of their applications' location privacy settings were confusing and could be misleading. 

MMIWG study committee looking to interview families and survivors

Arizona’s study committee on murdered or missing indigenous women or girls is seeking to speak with family members of murdered or missing loved ones or those who themselves have gone missing but were later located. 

Experts: Latino youth ‘invisible’ in juvenile justice data

Today, the Latino and Hispanic population is the largest ethnic or racial minority group in the country, according to the U.S. Census. Yet, experts say their presence in the juvenile justice system is severely underreported.

Man who firebombed Arizona Dem Party HQ confessed on social media

The man who Phoenix Police believe firebombed the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in downtown Phoenix confessed to the crime multiple times on social media. 

Gallego asks for investigation into migrant detention at Phoenix hotel

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is demanding answers from acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf after recent reports that migrant children are being detained at the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in Phoenix, unbeknownst to City of Phoenix officials. 

Portland solidarity protesters strike defiant anti-police tone

A demonstration in solidarity with Portland protesters took a militant tone, as demonstrators arrived Saturday at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix wearing balaclavas and tactical vests, while others carried umbrellas or wore helmets.

Ohio bribery scandal has Arizona connection

An Arizona political consultant has connections to a blockbuster bribery case involving the speaker of Ohio’s House of Representatives, though she hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing.

Congressman, scholars ask court to unseal documents in Google fraud suit

U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs and scholars from across the country have filed letters with the Maricopa County Superior Court asking for the court to unseal documents related to a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich claiming that Google defrauded Arizonans. 
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