Criminal Justice & Policing

New unit launched at Interior to investigate cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people

The U.S. Department of the Interior is creating a new unit to lead and help coordinate investigations into the ongoing crisis of murdered and missing American Indian and Alaska Native people. Interior Secretary Debra Haaland,...

George Floyd’s girlfriend takes the stand; Chauvin’s supervisor says restraint should have stopped sooner

The fourth day of testimony in Derek Chauvin’s trial revolved around George Floyd’s drug use and two paramedics’ conclusion that Floyd was dead by the time their ambulance arrived on the scene at Cup Foods.

Derek Chauvin trial Day 3: Cup Foods clerk regrets 911 call on George Floyd

During the third day of testimony in Derek Chauvin’s trial for murder and manslaughter, the jury saw more videos from virtually every angle of the day George Floyd died in south Minneapolis.

Committee bypasses roadblock to revive and pass sentencing reform bill

A multi-year push to loosen Arizona’s strict sentencing laws was resurrected Tuesday, despite the resistance of a key Senate Republican who refused to hear the bill.

Derek Chauvin trial Day 2 takeaways: ‘I believe I witnessed a murder.’

The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of George Floyd, continued Tuesday, with testimony from six witnesses. 

Chauvin trial begins with opening statements focused on cause of death, police training

Attorneys in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin laid out their case on Monday before 14 jurors who will decide if Chauvin is guilty of murder or manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on May 25.

Ducey signs sequel to repeat offender bill he vetoed in 2019

First-time offenders who commit multiple felonies on different dates will get lighter sentences after Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation similar to a bill he vetoed two years ago.

Bill to let dishonest cops appeal placement on Brady List advances

A bill that would allow law enforcement agents to appeal being placed on a list of dishonest officers cleared another hurdle on its way to becoming law, despite concerns from Maricopa County prosecutors. 

Here’s what Ducey left out of his pitch to Californians

Ducey painted a flattering picture of Arizona as a place of small government and big innovation.  But he left something out: Californians, and anyone moving to Arizona, should know about its law enforcement

Judge orders AZGOP and its attorneys to pay secretary of state’s legal fees

The Arizona Republican Party and its attorneys owe Secretary of State Katie Hobbs more than $18,000 in attorney fees for filing what a judge deemed a groundless lawsuit brought in bad faith, without legal justification and possibly for the purpose of undermining the legitimacy of the 2020 general election.
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