Phoenix Police

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Aug 29, 2022

AG: no jail for Phoenix police cop who double-dipped in 2nd job

A Phoenix police officer who worked full time but fraudulently collected pay at a second job as an investigator for the state will avoid jail time.

Aug 9, 2022

Theft of catalytic converters skyrockets despite new state law

Thefts of catalytic converters from under vehicles are skyrocketing in Arizona and across the country, despite a law Gov. Doug Ducey signed with the aim of curbing the problem.

Aug 6, 2021

Navarrete faces 50-years in prison if convicted on child sex offenses

Democratic state Sen. Tony Navarrete faces a mandatory minimum of nearly 50 years in prison if convicted on all seven child-sex crime charges he faces.

Jul 27, 2021

State senator among arrested protestors at Sinema’s office

State Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Glendale, was arrested with two nationally known civil rights leaders and 36 others July 26 at an anti-filibuster sit-in at the Phoenix office of U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.

Apr 28, 2021

Sky Harbor cash seizure undercuts 2017 police reform

The government already has shown a willingness to exploit loopholes, sidestepping the requirement to produce clear and convincing evidence. Property owners like Johnson will not be safe unless their rights are guaranteed with airtight language, and courts show a willingness to restrict policing for profit.

May 31, 2020

Ducey says he won’t tolerate looting, promises aggressive approach statewide

Gov. Doug Ducey said he won’t tolerate looting and violence, and praised law enforcers’ “more aggressive approach” to confront the protests that erupted following the deaths of two African-American men at the hands of police.

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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.

Aug 3, 2016

Arizona police agencies get low marks for body camera policies

Police departments in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson fell short in a new report that rated departments for policies that ensure that body cameras are a “tool for accountability, not a tool for surveillance” by agencies.

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Nov 20, 2015

Dem candidate Chavez calls police on party officials

Cesar Chavez is back. The self-proclaimed “most well-known Cesar Chavez alive today” showed up at the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters on Nov. 17, questioning why party officials aren’t taking his campaign to represent the 7th Congressional District seriously.

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Sep 28, 2015

Survey finds gaps between police force makeup, communities’ diversity

As part of the recruitment team for the Phoenix Police Department, Lt. Anthony Lopez says diversity pays dividends beyond reflecting the community served.

Apr 7, 2014

Committee considers causes of cops shooting suspects

Two Phoenix City Council members at a special legislative hearing on police-involved shootings blamed an uptick in those cases on low police staffing levels and the lack of respect youths have for police officers.

Oct 29, 2013

ACLU sues Arizona over pot candies, sodas, balms, extracts

The American Civil Liberties Union will once more square off against Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montogomery in court over his efforts to stymie the state’s medical marijuana law – this time over pot candies, sodas and balms.