Stories tagged: "criminal justice reform"

two Black women holding quilt with photos of relative who was killed by police
Phoenix Police Controversies May Have Sparked DOJ Probe Into the Department

The Justice Department will look into whether Phoenix police officers have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities, and engaged in other misconduct.

Arizona Lawmakers, Residents, and Even Mark Ruffalo Pressure Maricopa County Attorney Over Black Lives Matter Arrests

Arizona lawmakers and residents are demanding that charges be dropped against protesters arrested during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Illustration by Ike Somanas / News21
Where A Juvenile Commits A Crime Can Determine Their Fate

For every child who enters the juvenile justice system, the outcome can vary widely, depending on where the case is heard and the offense is committed.

AP Photo/Matt York
Tempe Officer Repeatedly Accused of Excessive Force Will Keep Job

An investigation found Officer Ronald Kerzaya violated several policies and he won't return as a patrol officer for at least one year.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
Pima County Just Voted to Help Those Who Can’t Pay Bail. Will Others Follow?

The decision is a major win for the bail reform-movement in Arizona. Pima County officials voted to create a program to pay the bail of some people who are charged with low-level crimes and can’t afford bonds. The Arizona Daily Star reported the 3-2 vote last week by the Board of Supervisors, which gives the...

Photo courtesy: Hathaway for Sheriff Campaign
Watch Out, Santa Cruz County—There’s a New Sheriff in Town

David Hathaway is ready to step into the chief law enforcement officer role in Santa Cruz County as constituents prepare to bid adieu to their sheriff of almost three decades.

marijuana plants
House Democrats Just Voted to Decriminalize Weed. Now the Bill Goes to the GOP-Controlled Senate.

“For far too long, we have treated marijuana as a criminal justice problem instead of as a matter of personal choice and public health."