An internal audit shows poor case management and improperly conducted interviews are too common within a Phoenix Police Department investigations bureau that looks into crimes against children including sexual abuse and assault.Read More »
A new report shows Arizona's Child Protective Services is struggling to keep up with a number of cases involving a dramatic rise in abuse and neglect along with an unprecedented number of children in foster care.Read More »
Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee made things as unpleasant as they could for proponents of Gov. Jan Brewer’s personnel system overhaul, but the plan came another step closer to fruition after the panel approved HB2571 on a party line vote.Read More »
The federal government reiterated to Arizona that it will prosecute state workers for implementing the medical-marijuana program.Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals from two states objecting to federal court-ordered delays for death row inmates claiming serious mental health issues.Read More »
A federal judge threw out a former school superintendent's lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other county officials over the sheriff's criminal investigation that led to a misdemeanor conviction against the school official.Read More »
Most people would agree that the world of law enforcement is not the place for strident political agendas. So when an ideological organization whose lobbying activities are being challenged by the secretary of state starts pushing for changes that affect front line police officers, the law enforcement community stands up and takes notice.Read More »
After nearly two hours of contentious debate, the House Military and Public Safety Committee passed a bill that would provide money for a volunteer militia charged with helping to secure the Arizona-Mexico border.Read More »
A former member of the Arizona Legislature accused of defrauding a nonprofit he once ran has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and attempted tax evasion charges.
Former Democratic Rep. Richard Miranda of Tolleson admitted Wednesday to selling a building that belonged to the nonprofit Centro Adelante Campesino without authorization from the group's board for $250,000 and keeping $144,000 in profits for his personal use.
With two executions already carried out so far this year and two more up for consideration next week, Arizona is on pace to match its busiest year for executions since establishing the death penalty in 1910 and be among the busiest death-penalty states in the nation, The Associated Press has determined.Read More »