Criminal Justice


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Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence: Where They Stand on Police Reform

Sen. Harris' platform called for increasing police funding to use toward body cameras, officer wellness, and more.

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Arizona Trump Voters Didn’t Buy the President’s False Attack Ad on Biden

A focus group of Arizona voters say they don't agree with Trump's latest attack ad against Biden, which one described as "extremist."

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Nearly Half of This Tucson Prison Unit’s Inmates Have COVID-19

More than 8,000 inmates in Arizona have tested positive for the coronavirus, as well as almost 600 corrections department staff.

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Report: White Criminals in Maricopa County More Likely to Be Offered Leniency

An analysis of over 50,000 criminal cases found that Black and Latino defendants are given longer sentences and higher fines than their white counterparts.

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ACLU Leader: We Need Counselors, Not Cops

Arizona's student-to-counselor ratio is the worst in the nation, with only one counselor for every 905 students.

State Trooper Who Killed Dion Johnson on Paid Administrative Leave as Prosecutors Review Case

The County Attorney’s Office received findings this week from an investigation into the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old Black man on Memorial Day weekend.

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This School District Finally Decided to Not Have SROs on Campus

The Phoenix Union High School District announced it will not renew its contract with the police to provide school resource officers in its buildings.