As police are increasingly recording interactions with alleged lawbreakers and victims, lawmakers are considering whether body camera video should be treated differently from other public records.Read More »
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A committee made up of law enforcement and criminal defense officials, members of the media and lawmakers had its first meeting on Oct. 7. It mulled over the issue of police body cameras in preparation for legislation Sen. John Kavanagh expects will be introduced next year.Read More »
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American Civil Liberties Union. But when it comes to cracking down on law enforcement agencies’ abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws, the conservative Republican finds himself squarely in line with the ACLU’s thinking.Read More »
Arizona law enforcement agencies have spent more than $57 million since 2008 through a federal program granting money and other property seized from those suspected of crimes, a Cronkite News review found.Read More »
Critics are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey to veto a bill that would keep the names of officers who use deadly force a secret for two months.Read More »
It is now up to Gov. Doug Ducey whether Arizonans will be denied for 60 days the names of police officers who kill civilians.Read More »
Saying it’s a matter of officer safety, the state House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to require police departments to shield the names of officers involved in shootings.Read More »
Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws.Read More »
For a dose of fear and loathing on the campaign trail, check your mailbox.
As early ballots started arriving by mail this week for the primary election, voters’ mailboxes are also filling up with another kind of election material — political attack ads.
Border security and illegal immigration have become dominant issues in the Republican primary for governor as some accuse their opponents of making unrealistic promises that they can’t keep.Read More »