Law Enforcement

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The Phoenix Police Department is adjusting the way it recruits and handles officer applicants and expects changes will boost hiring numbers this year.
Mar. 9, 2022
Phoenix police monitor protesters
Arizona lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban people from recording a law enforcement activity from within 8 feet.
Mar. 4, 2022
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Government leaders in Hermosillo, the capital of neighboring Sonora, say they want to tackle the causes and effects of climate change in the extremely hot city. One of those efforts is replacing police patrols cars with electric vehicles.
Mar. 3, 2022
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Violence broke out again in a city in northwest Sonora early Thursday. A conflict between armed suspects and security officials left three people dead and several others wounded.
Mar. 3, 2022
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Phoenix is looking to hire more than 30 people to help the understaffed police department.
Mar. 3, 2022
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The Mexican government is demanding what it calls an “extensive and prompt” investigation into the suspected killings of two men and one boy from Mexico in Phoenix.
Mar. 2, 2022
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A lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security alleges medically vulnerable people who are detained do not have access to COVID-19 boosters.
Mar. 1, 2022
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Pima County is establishing an interagency team to investigate serious use-of-force incidents among law enforcement county-wide.
Mar. 1, 2022
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The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office says in an interview, a Border Patrol agent said the migrant he fatally shot this month near Douglas was brandishing a rock.
Feb. 28, 2022
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The Mexican gray wolf is a protected species, but a pair of recent shooting attacks in the Southwest highlights just how frail the wolf’s numbers are. Federal officials are investigating the shootings of two high-profile Mexican gray wolves just weeks apart in northern Arizona and New Mexico.
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Feb. 28, 2022
A hiring sign on a Phoenix police precinct
The Phoenix Police Department said on Thursday that it will shuffle duty assignments to have enough people patrol the city.
Feb. 24, 2022
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The Arizona House voted Wednesday to make it illegal to take photos or video recordings of police officers in some circumstances after the Republican sponsor changed his proposal to address concerns it would be unconstitutional.
Feb. 24, 2022
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The Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the cause of death for an unidentified male reportedly migrant shot by a Border Patrol agent on Saturday night.
Feb. 22, 2022
An employee prepares to feed currency into a machine at the Phoenix Processing Center
Budget projections show Phoenix will have an estimated surplus of $76 million going into the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.
Feb. 22, 2022
Phoenix police officers on bicycles
A state House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would make it illegal to videotape police in certain circumstances. The measure prevents those from recording if they are within 8 feet of an officer interacting with someone without given permission.
Feb. 22, 2022
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When facing trial by a jury of your peers, who can best decide if the jurors are fair or biased? That’s the question facing Arizona representatives.
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Feb. 22, 2022
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The swearing-in ceremony of Michael Duran as Phoenix fire chief will take place Feb. 22 at the Department’s regional training academy.
Feb. 18, 2022
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A city in northwest Sonora has been the site of growing violence in recent years. This week, residents lived what’s been called a night of terror after suspected members of organized crime groups unleashed gunfire in the city for more than six hours.
Feb. 17, 2022
Drone flying in the parking lot of 3D Robotics
The Phoenix City Council voted to move forward with a plan for the police department to buy and use drones. But getting to Wednesday night’s vote ignited frustration among several members.
Feb. 16, 2022
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An Arizona man charged with smuggling weapons across the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced to prison time this week.
Feb. 16, 2022

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