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Mar 20, 2023

Water related deaths reported in Arizona days after storms

Days after storms dropped heavy rain on many parts of Arizona, authorities still are dealing with water-related deaths with more weather on the way.

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Jan 11, 2023

Maricopa County detention officer accused of smuggling drugs

A Maricopa County detention officer has been arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into the jail system. Sheriff Paul Penzone announced the arrest of officer Andres Salazar at a news conference today.

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Jan 4, 2023

Phoenix man dies in jail after arrest, family files lawsuit

The family of Phoenix man who died in a Maricopa County jail two years ago has filed a lawsuit, alleging police officers used unreasonable force during his arrest.

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May 1, 2020

Police educate, not coerce, enforcing stay-at-home order

Some of the state’s largest police departments have received hundreds of calls relating to potential violations of the state’s now-extended stay-at-home order in the past month, but all have taken a hands-off approach to enforcement, according to a review of records from several departments and interviews with their representatives.

Sep 9, 2019

Departing corrections boss calls for pay increase to address prison crisis

In his parting words before retirement, the director of Arizona’s prisons gave a dire warning to the governor about the crisis felt at prisons across the state.

May 21, 2019

Bret Roberts: Diverse background fits good at Capitol

Rep. Bret Roberts once thought he’d have to be nuts to run for a seat at the Legislature.

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Nov 10, 2017

Juveniles in Maricopa County adult jail don’t receive accredited education

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is not providing accredited educational services to the juveniles held in its adult jail, meaning the credits students earn may not be valid elsewhere.

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Oct 16, 2017

Brnovich says Phoenix immigration policy conforms to SB1070

Calling the city of Phoenix’s policy of welcoming migrants more rhetoric than real, Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded Monday that nothing the city council told the police to do violates state laws on illegal immigration.

Aug 26, 2017

Trump’s first pardon spares political ally Arpaio

President Donald Trump spared former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman's recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on Latinos.

Aug 25, 2017

Trump pardons Arpaio

President Donald Trump has pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio following his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case.

Nov 30, 2016

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Goodbye to posse is ‘last hurrah’

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stood in a cold parking lot outside Park Central Mall on Monday evening and presided over one of his last press conferences.

Aug 5, 2016

MCSO says it had no hand in DES false entries against fraud suspect

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said a surveillance video dispels a Department of Economic Security allegation that one of its detention officers had entered false information on a court form about a DES employee arrested on suspicion of food stamp fraud.