After twice failing to convince lawmakers to pass a law forcing a polygamous enclave to disband its police force, Attorney General Tom Horne is now taking the request to a federal judge.Read More »
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The Attorney General’s Office said it will continue funding patrols by Mohave County deputies of the polygamous enclave of Colorado City, despite Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to line-item veto a $500,000 appropriation for those patrols.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is going to ask the Legislature for money for a Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy to patrol Colorado City now that a bill inspired by corruption of the polygamist town’s police force died unceremoniously in the Senate.Read More »
The House passed a new version on March 6 of a bill stimulated by corruption in Colorado City.Read More »
A bill spawned by police corruption in a polygamist town received unanimous approval Tuesday in the House Government Committee.
And while the bill passed easily and has support of police unions, sparks flew when a Utah civil rights attorney who spoke against the measure suggested the U.S. Department of Justice and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board could address corrupt police departments.
Nearly every person in Arizona who voted in the 2012 election cast a ballot for some presidential candidate, whether Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or some other candidate — except in the polygamist community of Colorado City.Read More »
Law enforcement in a town dominated by one of the nation's largest polygamous sects has been preventing women from leaving, leading to a criminal probe of the church run by its jailed leader Warren Jeffs, Arizona's attorney general said Tuesday.Read More »
Flora Jessop, an escaped former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Colorado City, promised today that change is coming to the small community that straddles the Arizona-Utah border.Read More »
One-third of a federal civil rights lawsuit against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah border has been dismissed.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne will try to disband Colorado City’s police force with legislation again next year, but not without some renewed opposition from lawmakers whose district includes the polygamist town.Read More »