Law Enforcement

Apartment kitchen
Phoenix leaders want state lawmakers to rethink some actions that are putting the city in a financial bind.
Feb. 28, 2024
A for-rent sign at a home
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit accusing the RealPage real estate software company of illegally colluding with nine large apartment owners to raise rents in Phoenix and Tucson.
Feb. 28, 2024
Sheriff Russ Skinner
The Show sat down with newly appointed Maricopa County Sheriff Russ Skinner to talk about his experience as Paul Penzone’s chief deputy, the legacy of Joe Arpaio and why he’s running for the office as a Democrat.
Feb. 28, 2024
Axon’s headquarters in Scottsdale
A plan by the Scottsdale-based maker of Taser stun guns to build a new campus in north Scottsdale has run into problems — both with the city and nearby residents. The Show speaks with Sam Kmack of The Arizona Republic.
Feb. 27, 2024
gavel in a courtroom
The hearing comes one month to the day after an appeals court in Boston ruled another suit brought by Mexico against major US gun makers was allowed to move forward.
Feb. 26, 2024
Rachel Mitchell
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has defended her decision not to extradite a New York City murder suspect because she says he should first be tried in connection with two Phoenix-area stabbings.
Feb. 23, 2024
phoenix police car
Two investigations by Phoenix Police Department into officer-involved incidents weren’t up to snuff, according to a pair of reports the city’s Office of Accountability and Transparency released this week.
Feb. 23, 2024
A vote center at El Mirage City Hall
The 52-year-old was charged with one count of communicating an interstate threat and made an initial court appearance Friday in San Diego, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Feb. 23, 2024
Gila monster
Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked on social media if it's illegal to keep Gila monsters as pets and breed them in Arizona.
Feb. 22, 2024
Gilbert water tower
Some Gilbert residents are calling for the resignation of both the mayor and police chief over the town’s handling of teen violence.
Feb. 22, 2024
Rachel Mitchell
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell took a swipe at New York's DA in the case of a man arrested in Arizona for two stabbings who is also sough in a NYC killing.
Feb. 21, 2024
methamphetamine, fentanyl powder, fentanyl pills
Tribal leaders testified about an insufficient response by state and federal law enforcement to the drug traffickers who bring fentanyl onto reservations.
Feb. 20, 2024
Phoenix police record fentanyl bust in Avondale
On a party-line vote, state senators have advanced a bill that would reduce the amount of fentanyl needed for criminal prosecution from 9 grams to one pill.
Feb. 19, 2024
Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan
After an armed standoff with police at his Tempe home, the former director of the state Department of Corrections was not charged with aggravated assault. The Maricopa County attorney has kept a promise to explain that decision.
Feb. 15, 2024
cellphone on a desk
In Arizona, it’s legal to secretly record a phone call you’re having with somebody. But a measure to criminalize those one-party consent recordings advanced at the Legislature on Thursday.
Feb. 15, 2024
Joe Biden
The administration is using what's called Deferred Enforced Departure, a status given to non-US citizens whose countries have been deemed unsafe for return, because of conflict, natural disasters or other issues.
Feb. 15, 2024
Gilbert water tower
The father of a 19-year old accused of aggravated assault in connection with an attack tied to teen violence in the East Valley has been indicted on drug charges. Court records say Gilbert police found psychedelic mushrooms in the father’s bedroom while executing a home search warrant.
Feb. 14, 2024
police car
A state House committee passed a bill that would make it illegal to reduce the operating budget of any municipal law enforcement agency below the previous year’s budget.
Feb. 13, 2024
Bunch of red Valentine's Day heart shaped Mylar balloons
Arizonans lost approximately $25 million to online "romance scams" in 2022. This Valentine's Day, the FBI is encouraging people to stay vigilant and report any scams to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Feb. 12, 2024
a desert bighorn sheep ram
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the illegal killing of a desert bighorn sheep. The ram’s carcass was found near Gila Bend, close to a farm field. Authorities believe it was killed out of season — around Jan. 13.
Feb. 10, 2024

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