More than 400 sex-crimes reported to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office during a three-year period ending in 2007 — including dozens of alleged child molestations — were inadequately investigated and in some instances were not worked at all, according to current and former police officers familiar with the cases.Read More »
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Mesa police are giving special treatment to the investigation on the assault of recall candidate Jerry Lewis.
The department is going to check a padlock apparently thrown at Lewis on Saturday for fingerprints and DNA evidence, a step that normally wouldn’t be done in most other simple assault cases.
A political feud in the tiny western Arizona town of Quartzsite that captured national headlines has been years in the making, with accusations flying between the mayor and town council and the second recall election of the year on the horizon.Read More »
A new law that goes into effect later this month is aimed at speeding up police misconduct investigations, but cases that involve criminal acts will continue to be prolonged, allowing accused officers to collect paychecks while awaiting the outcome of their cases in court.Read More »
Four months after police detained him in a late-night altercation with his girlfriend on the side of the freeway, Phoenix city prosecutors filed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Sen. Scott Bundgaard.Read More »
State government in Arizona in the past three years has made massive cuts to education, given away our money to big corporations, chose to do nothing about foreclosures and hasn’t created a single job. Arizona’s middle-class families are struggling, and Republicans, who control all of state government, went even further to harm middle-class police officers, firefighters and teachers.Read More »
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office failed to adequately investigate more than 400 sex-crime cases over a two-year period, including dozens in El Mirage, a newspaper reported Saturday.Read More »
I got into journalism because I love politics. The job is fun, but it is also a business. Basically, I view the profession as reporters and editors selling what people want to hear or read, what people don’t want to hear or read, or, in many cases, what the media think people should hear or read.Read More »
While judges have blocked and critics protested the most controversial parts of SB1070, Senate President Russell Pearce finally achieved his elusive dream of stamping out sanctuary cities.
But the victory may be little more than a moral one.
Despite a festering budget deficit, lawmakers have found a way to grant Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s request for funds for border-related immigration enforcement.Read More »