The Arizona Auditor General on August 20 released a report that detailed how former Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles misused asset forfeiture funds for years.Read More »
A lawsuit that was the catalyst for changes to Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture law has been settled.Read More »
A federal judge on Aug. 18 gave the go-ahead for a broad-based challenge to Arizona statutes that allow police and prosecutors to profit from items they seize.Read More »
A Pima County woman contends changes to Arizona’s civil forfeiture laws will moot only one claim in her lawsuit filed against Pinal County officials.Read More »
A lawsuit central to the civil asset forfeiture debate in Arizona will see progress this month after months of stagnation.Read More »
The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, a statutorily created body made up of county prosecutors and other law enforcement figures, doesn’t want reporters listening in on their public meetings.Read More »
An attorney challenging state forfeiture laws and how they're applied by Pinal County claims she is being threatened with legal sanctions if he does not drop his case.Read More »
A judge has agreed to let the state of Arizona join a lawsuit challenging laws that let authorities keep money from the sale of property believed to have been used in crimes.Read More »
Members of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council spoke frankly about their strategy for killing a bill proposed by Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff during a recent meeting to discuss possible law enforcement related bills. Thorpe has said his goal is to add transparency and accountability in the civil forfeiture laws.Read More »
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles wants to add human smugglers who kill to the categories that qualify someone for death row.
He also wants to add people who the state can prove will likely kill again.