Dreamer sues Paul Penzone for holding her longer in jail to allow ICE to arrest her
Sheriff Paul Penzone delayed the release of Máxima Guerrero from the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail last year to accommodate a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest, in contradiction with Penzone’s stated practice and in violation of Guerrero’s constitutional rights, according to a federal lawsuit she filed Monday.
Ducey signs ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ bill
Volunteers delivered nearly 2,500 signatures in the past week to Gov. Doug Ducey, urging him to veto a bill that would make Arizona a “Second Amendment sanctuary” and bar law enforcement agencies in the Grand Canyon State from enforcing federal gun control measures.
Penzone handily re-elected as Maricopa County sheriff
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.
Just when you thought U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar couldn’t sink any lower…
I shouldn’t be surprised by anything that comes out of Rep. Paul Gosar’s mouth or from his twitter feed. But I really was shocked to see this.
Penzone, Sheridan: ICE will continue to have a place inside county jails
Regardless of whether Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone or challenger Jerry Sheridan wins election in November, a vestige of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s time helming the agency will remain in place: federal immigration agents screening every person booked into the county's jails.
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 upholding. Those views got him and his former boss, Joe Arpaio, held in contempt of court. “The judge got it wrong,” […]
Phoenix PD: ‘Confusion’ caused erroneous felony charges against Dreamers
The Phoenix Police Department said “confusion on the paperwork process” led to felony charges for four Arizona residents after they were arrested following a May 30 protest denouncing the death of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.
Penzone: Don’t open new jail, use it to treat COVID-19 patients
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is asking that a new $185 million jail intake and jail facility in south Phoenix not open as scheduled, and that it instead be considered by public health officials as a space for temporary care and treatment of COVID-19 patients.
MCSO has been creating marijuana extracts for at least 4 years
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has quietly been creating marijuana extracts to train officers and help prosecutors quietly for the past four years.