Stories tagged: "police"


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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.

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Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in George Floyd Death

Arizona officials and activists said now is the time to keep demanding accountability. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence, and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The jury reached its...

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Arizona Hate Crimes Spiked in 2019; Experts Fear 2020 Could Be Worse

Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.

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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.

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Legal Weed Will Roll Out in Days and Police are Preparing for the Change

Recreational weed will be legal in just a few days, leaving police racing to understand what will be written into law and how it will impact local policies.

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Hate Crimes Are up in Arizona, but the Story Isn’t That Simple

Hate crimes in Arizona increased by 26% in 2019, but experts say the numbers do not provide an accurate representation of incidents as participation is not required by law.

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Shelters Report Hostility From Police Over Support for Black Lives Matter and Immigrants’ Rights

Some law enforcement agencies have ended partnerships with shelters over social issues, which could put victims of domestic violence at risk.