Backpage, New Times, trial, prostitutes, ads
Aug 29, 2023

Backpage founder faces 2nd trial over what prosecutors say was scheme to sell sex through ad sales

A founder of the lucrative classified site Backpage.com will face his second trial on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money in what authorities say was a scheme to knowingly sell ads for sex on the site.

Miranda rights, arrest, Arizona Court of Appeals, right to remain silent, police, Fifth Amendment
Jul 31, 2023

Court rules right of those accused of crimes to remain silent is absolute

The right of those accused of crimes to remain silent is absolute and can't then be used against them at trial, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.

polygamous sect, Warren Jeffs, FLDS, kidnapping, arraignment
May 26, 2023

Members of polygamous group to appear in court on child sex abuse charges

Members of a small polygamous group accused of child sex abuse of underage girls who the group's leader claimed as brides are expected to appear in federal court today.

first-degree murder, trail, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Zion William Teasley
May 22, 2023

Ex-convict charged with 1st-degree murder in death of woman on desert trail

An ex-convict has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a woman who was attacked from behind and stabbed 15 times while walking on a desert trail in northeast Phoenix last month, authorities said Monday.

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Feb 1, 2023

Senate committee approves measure prohibiting public from accessing lawmakers’ addresses

State lawmakers voted Wednesday to make it a lot harder to find out where they live. But they said that threats they face make the move necessary.

Kavanagh, attorney general
Dec 5, 2022

Case against former Tucson officer remanded to grand jury

Former Tucson police Officer Ryan Remington, who was indicted on a manslaughter charge in the shooting of a shoplifting suspect, will have his case heard again by a grand jury.

Kori Lorick, elections, Judd, Crosby, Cochise County, certification, general election, hand counts, deadline
Dec 2, 2022

State elections director wants investigation of two Cochise County supervisors amid election certification drama

The state elections director wants prosecutors to investigate and "take appropriate enforcement actions'' against two Cochise County supervisors who refused to certify election results by the deadline as legally required.

Sep 2, 2022

Maricopa County making policy changes for gun violence cases

In an effort to reduce gun violence, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is making some policy changes to hold criminals more accountable.

Aug 29, 2021

Court aims to end racial bias in jury selection with new rules

Arizona is about to become the first state in the nation to eliminate the ability of attorneys to strike prospective jurors based on what may only be hunches, a practice that often ends up culling minorities.

Dec 15, 2020

Arizona earns D- for police moneymaking schemes

Police who patrol Arizona communities should focus on criminals, not cash. Current laws encourage the reverse, making everyone a potential ATM for cash-strapped agencies.

May 23, 2020

Prosecutors, some GOP lawmakers join Dems to kill forfeiture bill

Sen. Eddie Farnsworth is blaming Attorney General Mark Brnovich for the failure of his legislation to preclude prosecutors from seizing property without first getting a criminal conviction.

Feb 28, 2020

Criminal justice data transparency makes communities safer

In Arizona, without accurate and complete data, our criminal justice system is losing public trust, which prevents us from keeping people safe. SB 1171 would make our prosecutors’ offices more effective and improve public collaboration with our criminal justice system. SB 1171 has found support across the political spectrum because it would give lawmakers, prosecutors, and the public the informa[...]