Ex-detective pleads guilty to running sex parlors
A former San Diego police detective who used his badge and his knowledge to run a string of massage sex parlors in Arizona and California pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges.
Arizona can put juveniles in prison for life, state Supreme Court rules
Arizona judges are free to sentence juveniles to what amount to de facto life sentences despite U.S. Supreme Court rulings that appear to prohibit that, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Report finds rash of crimes on the books never charged
More than one-third of Arizona laws involving a felony penalty haven’t been used in the past 15 years, a new report from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission found.
Arizona has more crimes than most people realize
The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council, or APAAC, has begun a review of Title 13 and all of the criminal provisions in the 45 other titles, said Kim MacEachern, the group’s staff attorney.
One arrested as crowd in House gallery protests voting snafus
One man is behind bars after activists halted today’s House floor session with chanting, jeering and a tussle with police.
With Napolitano out, Arizonans are wary of new Homeland Security chief
When former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano stepped down as the Department of Homeland Security secretary in August, the reaction from policymakers along Arizona’s border with Mexico was mixed.
Charges against Stapley dismissed
Charges against Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley have been dismissed but can be refiled by a different prosecutor.