In the wake of protests across the country against police violence, a digital privacy nonprofit evaluated what technology law enforcement agencies across the country are able to use to track and surveil protesters.
In response to an Instagram post showing support for Black Lives Matter demonstrators, a GOP justice of the peace candidate wrote that it was “time to start putting these idiots in their place.”
The Payson Police Department thought it was getting a cell phone jammer in 2011 through a government program that gives surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies, but instead found itself the not-so-proud owner of a smokescreen device from a U.S. Navy ship.
Arizona police have received more than $90 million in military equipment since 1998, including $3.4 million in the first half of 2020, an Arizona Mirror analysis finds.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is now making a plethora of information available online about the cases it prosecutes, helping to bring Arizona’s most populous county and largest prosecutorial agency in line with a longtime objective of the criminal justice reform movement.
The head of the private company that runs a migrant detention center in Eloy told a House panel Monday he is “immensely proud” of its operations, even as lawmakers questioned its response to the COVID-19 crisis.
As COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations continue to reach record levels in Arizona, some advocates worry that children in detention and rehabilitation centers are at risk and in the blind spot of public health agencies that are grappling with a furious spread of the illness in the broader community.
A study of the Tempe Police Department found that body-worn cameras did not decrease the use of force among regular patrol officers, but did have an effect among the agency’s specialized units.