Federal grants worth $5.3 million will fund 43 new law enforcement positions in seven Arizona communities, officials said Thursday. Through a competitive grant process, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) awarded the funding to address specific law enforcement challenges.Read More »
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has been cited in a hit-and-run accident almost seven months ago near downtown Phoenix. Phoenix police say the department's Vehicular Crimes Unit met with Horne and his attorney Wednesday.Read More »
Civil rights groups have asked a federal appeals court to prevent the most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect.Read More »
Opponents have asked a federal judge to delay Arizona authorities from enforcing the most contentious section of the state's heavily debated immigration law.Read More »
Phoenix police are stepping up patrols around the city's three Sikh temples in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Wisconsin temple.Read More »
A Republican-led ad hoc committee has begun looking into the implications of the Obama administration’s decision to sever agreements that authorized local law enforcers to check people’s immigration status.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the heart of SB1070, but it pulled out the teeth. And the U.S. Department of Homeland Security cut off the arms and legs. The victory declared by Gov. Jan Brewer and other supporters of Arizona’s landmark illegal immigration law will almost certainly ring hollow, at least as long as President Barack Obama is in office.Read More »
In its fight to curb the influence of public unions, the Goldwater Institute has persuaded a judge to temporarily block Phoenix’s practice of paying police officers to perform union work.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled today that the practice known as “release time” likely violates the Arizona Constitution’s “gift clause,” which prohibits government from donating to private entities.
A judge is prohibiting Phoenix from paying police union officials for time spent on union activities.Read More »
Phoenix's new police chief will be sworn in at Phoenix City Hall on Monday.Read More »