The recall effort against Maricopa County Attorney Joe Arpaio decided over the weekend to stop using paid signature gatherers due to a lack of funds, an ominous sign for a campaign that faces an uphill battle in collecting hundreds of thousands of signatures.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a bill on a party-line vote adding a primary election to all voter-initiated recall elections.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.
A report examining more than 400 sex-crime cases that were inadequately investigated or not looked into at all by an Arizona sheriff's office attributes the failures to understaffing and mismanagement, including hundreds of pieces of evidence intended for storage that were instead left in offices or taken home by detectives.Read More »
The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has released 10,000 pages of documents on an internal probe into sex-crime cases.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that Tom Morrissey deserves a second term as Arizona Republican Party chairman when party activists meet in January to decide whether to keep Morrissey as their leader or replace him.Read More »
A judge has dismissed an Arizona sheriff's office from a lawsuit alleging the agency carried out a pattern of discrimination against Latinos in its immigration patrols, but rejected a request to dismiss Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio himself from the case.Read More »
A court has rejected Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to reconsider its ruling that criticized jail officers' decision to force pink underwear onto a mentally ill inmate who erroneously believed his jailers were trying to rape him.Read More »