Tucson Police Department

Mar 29, 2023

Cops want law to force jaywalkers, errant scooter riders to ID themselves

Riding a bicycle and run into the side of a moving vehicle? It turns out state law doesn't require you to tell police who you are. The same for scooter operators and jaywalkers who violate state traffic laws. And now the Tucson Police Department wants state lawmakers to close that loophole to allow them to demand identification of those people

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Mar 24, 2023

Bill would upgrade charge of a device used for fuel theft

A bill that would upgrade the charge on the use of a pulsar manipulation device in a gas pump is advancing in the legislature. 

Jul 26, 2021

Tucson man’s nightmare: cops lied, cats died

A Tucson man will get a new chance to seek financial damages from the city for an illegal search of his east side home more than a decade ago.

Oct 25, 2019

GOP lawmakers have ‘both barrels’ aimed at Tucson over sanctuary measure

The ballots that landed in Tucson mailboxes contain routine political questions such as who’s the best candidate for this race? And, Should elected officials get raises? But there was one philosophical question: Is taking a stand against federal immigration practices worth promised retribution from state lawmakers?

May 16, 2017

UofA rape statistics misleading, crimes adjacent to campus not counted

The number of sexual assaults against University of Arizona women is five times greater than what the university reports to federal authorities as required by law.

Sep 15, 2015

ACLU says Tucson police hide use of cell phone tracking technology

Tucson police purposely hides its use of technology that allows it to track the cell phones of people – innocent or otherwise – the American Civil Liberties Union is charging.

Aug 13, 2015

Lawsuit over tracking cell phone users could have widespread impact

Letting people know how police can track cell phone users without their knowledge or consent would not be in the “best interests of the state,” a lawyer for the city of Tucson is arguing.

Jun 17, 2015

ACLU continues effort to force police to reveal info on cell phone tracking devices

Rebuffed by a trial judge, the American Civil Liberties Union is asking appellate judges to force the Tucson Police Department to cough up information about devices it owns that allows it to track cell phones – and, by extension, their users.

Sep 24, 2014

State agencies received 400-plus bayonets from federal surplus program

The Marine Corps’ website refers to the bayonet as a Marine’s multipurpose fighting knife and the weapon of choice when shots can’t be fired. Since 2012, several law enforcement agencies in Arizona have acquired 447 bayonets in all through a federal program that distributes surplus military equipment.

May 2, 2011

A hollow victory? Sanctuary city provision of SB1070 triggers some changes, but has little impact

While judges have blocked and critics protested the most controversial parts of SB1070, Senate President Russell Pearce finally achieved his elusive dream of stamping out sanctuary cities.

But the victory may be little more than a moral one.

Dec 16, 2010

Trapped in violence: Undocumented domestic abuse victims face hurdles

Domestic violence affects women of every country, culture and income level, and victims are often reluctant to seek help for a variety of reasons.

When a woman is in the U.S. illegally, however, she will be even more reluctant to come forward, law enforcement officials and victims’ advocates say. Undocumented immigrants as a group fear dealing with police, and some abusers use that fe[...]