Criminal Justice


Guy Phillips standing in front of boarded-up businesses
Pretty Much Everyone Is Now Calling for This Councilman’s Resignation Over ‘Despicable’ George Floyd Comments

Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips was also rebuked in March for sharing misinformation about COVID-19.

Maxima Guerrero
While DACA Survives SCOTUS, One Recipient Was Just Threatened With Deportation

Although no charges were filed against her, Máxima Guerrero's arrest last month nearly landed her in an immigration detention center.

Tucson mayor standing next to police chief as he speaks at podium
The Tucson Police Chief Offered to Resign Over a Man Dying in Custody. The Mayor Said No.

The chief offered his resignation a day after the death went public. The city council and city manager would have to approve resignation.

SRO locks school gate
While The Push to Defund Phoenix Police Grows Stronger, Activists Want Officers Out of Schools

In addition to community demands that cities defund the police, students are asking district leaders to remove officers from campuses.

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Phoenix Police Union Boss to Chief Williams: Chokeholds Aren’t ‘Viewed Negatively’

The Phoenix police union is pushing back on the department chief’s decision to ban the use of chokeholds by its officers.

4th Avenue Jail in Maricopa County
Maricopa County Jails See Explosion in COVID-19 Cases

A high number of Inmates and corrections officers at four of Maricopa County's jails have contracted the coronavirus, resulting in seven deaths so far.

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Record Number Of Phoenix Police Shootings Add Fuel To The Fire Of Protests

Phoenix police shot at more people in 2018 than police in New York City, a place with 7 million more residents.