Phoenix Police

Oct 15, 2013

Crowd gathers in Phoenix to protest deportations

Protesting immigration activists danced and chanted Monday outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, calling on President Barack Obama to end all deportations.

Sep 19, 2013

Phoenix beats new law’s deadline, destroys guns

Phoenix police officers worked overtime to check nearly 2,000 weapons from a gun-surrender program so they could be destroyed before a new state law required the firearms to instead be sold.

Jul 31, 2013

Arizona ruling says police can temporarily take guns

A new Arizona court ruling says police can take temporary custody of a person's gun for officer-safety reasons even if the person's contact with police was voluntary.

Insurers charge more to drivers with less education, blue-collar jobs
Jul 25, 2013

Phoenix city manager asked to end pension spiking

Although the city manager is being asked to end a policy that allows pension "spiking" by Phoenix police officers and firefighters, no changes are imminent because the city must honor its labor-contract obligations until next fiscal year.

Jan Brewer “not sure” if new gun control needed after Connecticut shooting
May 6, 2013

Hundreds of guns turned in during Phoenix buyback

Phoenix police estimate that several hundred guns have been turned in during Saturday's gun buyback events.

Jan Brewer “not sure” if new gun control needed after Connecticut shooting
Mar 27, 2013

Phoenix gun buyback funded by anonymous $100,000 donation

Residents of the nation’s sixth-largest city can get $100 gift cards for turning in handguns, rifles and shotguns and $200 for turning in assault weapons under an upcoming buyback program funded by an anonymous $100,000 donation.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a leader of the effort to defeat Proposition 121, said a primary system in California similar to that proposed for Arizona has resulted in fewer independent candidates on that state’s general election ballot. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Lindsey Smith)
Feb 15, 2013

Montgomery says Horne traffic case not politically motivated

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said the decision to refer Attorney General Tom Horne’s pending traffic case to Phoenix prosecutors was not politically motivated.

Ex-Arizona legislator files lawsuit against Phoenix
Dec 20, 2012

Ex-Arizona legislator files lawsuit against Phoenix

A former state senator who resigned in January over a domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend has filed a lawsuit against Phoenix.

Oct 30, 2012

Feds, Phoenix police said Horne left accident scene to hide affair

FBI agents concluded that Attorney General Tom Horne left the scene of a hit-and-run accident in a parking garage to hide an extramarital affair with a subordinate.

Oct 1, 2012

FBI says Horne involved in hit-and-run accident at colleague’s apartment

Attorney General Tom Horne drove away after backing into another car in front of a colleague’s apartment, according to records from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and the Phoenix Police Department.

Mar 3, 2011

Phoenix police chief reassigned pending review

Phoenix police chief Jack Harris has been reassigned pending a city review of kidnapping statistics used to win federal grant money.

Nov 30, 2009

Former Phoenix police employee takes helm of medical marijuana initiative

The push for legalized medical marijuana use in Arizona has gone from corporate to personal, now that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project has designated a Tucson woman suffering from multiple sclerosis to head its 2010 ballot initiative committee.