Criminal Justice


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Immigration Judges Say Their Courts Are a Health Hazard and Should Be Closed

Lawyers worry their detained clients could contract the coronavirus while awaiting trial.

evictions
Constables Have Stopped Evictions in Pima County Over Coronavirus

The ten constables responsible for carrying out evictions in Pima County have said they will not be removing tenants for the foreseeable future.

amputee
Pima County Deputy Who Restrained Teen Amputee Will Not Face Charges

A Pima County deputy who tackled a 15-year-old quadruple amputee at a group home in Tucson last fall will not face charges.

human trafficking trial
Trial Postponed For Former County Official Accused of Human Trafficking

Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was arrested last year on more than 60 felony charges across three states, including Arizona.

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Whistleblower Who Exposed Broken Prison Locks Found Dead at 31

The videos that whistleblower Gabriela Contreras leaked prompted Gov. Doug Ducey to launch an outside investigation into the Lewis Prison.

Phoenix Police Oversight
Phoenix Just Voted to Give More Power to Civilians Overseeing Police

Activists who have long worked to increase civilian oversight of police in Phoenix powered their way to a big win Tuesday night.

Mesa Police
Mesa Settles Lawsuit with Man Who Claims Police Officer Broke His Wrist

Terence Kirkpatrick sued Mesa last year after he was injured during a scuffle with police. Now the city is settling with him.