Law Enforcement

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Police say they have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of a Tucson synagogue and are investigating an unrelated attack on a local mosque.
Dec. 30, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Transportation will assign nearly 140 sworn officers and other state workers to a Department of Public Safety task force for commercial vehicle enforcement, state officials said.
Dec. 24, 2021
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Arrested on suspicion of bank fraud and plotting to launder money, a Phoenix police officer recently quit her job before the department could fire her. Toni Richardson has pleaded not guilty to crimes that federal prosecutors say are part of a multimillion-dollar lending scheme involving at least eight others.
Dec. 22, 2021
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The first phase of the program will roll out in a handful of U.S. cities and have officers with the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations wear cameras during pre-planned operations.
Dec. 21, 2021
 Somebody’s Daughter trailer still
A documentary film entitled “Somebody’s Daughter” is designed to bring attention to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and was screened in Phoenix on Saturday evening.
Dec. 18, 2021
Salvation Army break-in
Every holiday season, the Salvation Army ramps up its efforts to raise money with its red kettle campaign. The group’s Maryvale center had only raised 26% of its goal for the season when thieves broke in and stole two laptop computers and $500.
Dec. 16, 2021
Inmate is led into Pima County Jail
Pima County Attorney Laura Conover says she won’t be prosecuting people for simple drug possession due to pandemic-related risks. Conover says the move was intended to protect both Pima County jail employees and people who are detained due to the surging threat of COVID-19.
Dec. 15, 2021
A story in Military Times by reporter Davis Winkie revealed some disturbing truths about a group of Guard personnel who were sent to the southern border. Many were frustrated by a lack of direction and limited access to needed equipment, while others were accused of crimes — including drug use and sexual assault.
Dec. 15, 2021
Tyler Moldovan
A Phoenix police officer is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot multiple times overnight.
Dec. 14, 2021
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A Phoenix police officer whose fatal shooting of an Ahwatukee man last year cost the city a $3 million settlement got his job back this week. The Phoenix Civil Service Board reinstated Jeff Cooke after the police chief moved this summer to fire him.
Dec. 10, 2021
Phoenix police headquarters
A new report from Congress’s watchdog agency is critical of the U.S. Justice Department’s handling of excessive force allegations made against law enforcement. The lengthy audit covers the Civil Rights Division that’s investigating the city of Phoenix and its police department.
Dec. 9, 2021
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A former Phoenix police officer has pleaded not guilty to taking part in a bank fraud and money laundering conspiracy. Toni Richardson is accused of lying on an application that led to a $1.2 million loan, which was supposed to help companies make payroll and stay in business during the pandemic.
Dec. 8, 2021
Chris Magnus
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to confirm Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus as U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner.
Dec. 7, 2021
Phoenix FBI building
Arizona was 14th out of 50 states in the number of online scams reported, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliance Center. Brooke Brennan with the FBI office in Phoenix says scammers are always looking for inventive ways to make money and can capitalize on online shoppers during the holiday season.
Dec. 4, 2021
Glen Canyon
The Yavapai County sheriff has pleaded guilty to operating a boat while under the influence. The sheriff’s blood alcohol content was over the legal limit when he tried to dock a boat at Lake Powell.
Dec. 2, 2021
Tucson police car
Two recent cases involving the Tucson Police Department have led to some questions, including about whether the department can investigate itself.
Dec. 2, 2021
Phoenix City Council chambers
Two Phoenix City Council members who often represent opposing views found common ground Wednesday when they voted against a police proposal.
Dec. 1, 2021
Tucson police car
A Tucson police officer is set to lose his job and potentially face charges after shooting and killing a man in a motorized wheelchair earlier this week.
Dec. 1, 2021
glendale police car
Police departments across Arizona are experiencing officer shortages and are offering hiring bonuses to new applicants in hopes of recruitment. The Glendale Police Department announced this weekend that it is offering a $10,000 bonus for applicants as in state police officers
Nov. 22, 2021
Phoenix police officers on bicycles
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council approved a job classification plan to address the city’s understaffed police department. The new job title is police civilian investigator.
Nov. 17, 2021


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