Law Enforcement

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Police in Maricopa have a new tool they say is safer to use than a taser, which causes an electroshock to incapacitate people.
Aug. 16, 2022
Signal app running on iPhone 13 Pro
Top brass at the Phoenix Police Department have been using encrypted messaging app Signal, which allows users to secretly send messages and creates no record of them.
Aug. 16, 2022
A welcome sign in El Mirage
Authorities on Monday released the charges against three parents who allegedly tried to force their way into an El Mirage elementary school last week.
Aug. 16, 2022
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Cartels unleashed mayhem in four Mexican states last week, burning cars, blocking roads and killing at least a dozen people. But on Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador downplayed the significance of the week’s events.
Aug. 15, 2022
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A Mexican national charged with bribing a Border Patrol agent to smuggle people across the U.S.-Mexico border has pleaded guilty. The case is connected to a larger, ongoing one centered on the Border Patrol agent’s actions.
Aug. 15, 2022
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Today marks the first anniversary of when Afghanistan's capital Kabul fell to Taliban control, and U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Tens of thousands of Afghans were evacuated from their country as a result. Many are still in limbo.
Aug. 15, 2022
Kari Lake and Blake Masters
In the wake of an FBI search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, some Republicans running for office in Arizona are calling it politically motivated by the Justice Department. The irony is the current FBI director is a Trump appointee.
Aug. 12, 2022
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
More than 10 hours of violence erupted in two Mexican states this week — apparent retaliation for a military operation targeting a cartel meeting.
Aug. 11, 2022
U.S. Capitol building
A bipartisan group in Congress has introduced legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Afghans evacuated from their country last fall. But many are in the U.S. on temporary parole.
Aug. 10, 2022
This week, Mexico’s president announced plans to move the country’s National Guard under the control of the Defense Ministry, causing concern over increasing militarization of the nation’s public safety forces.
Aug. 10, 2022
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Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Carlos Victor Passapera Pinott was arrested in August 2020 on drug smuggling and bribery charges. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Tucson granted a request by his lawyer to delay his trial until April of next year.
Aug. 9, 2022
Authorities say more human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas. It’s the fourth time since May 1 that remains have been uncovered as the lake’s shoreline retreats at the shrinking reservoir.
Aug. 8, 2022
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix is trying to generate excitement over a proposed bond program worth half a billion dollars. Eight subcommittees representing different city services will hold public meetings to gather resident input and hear pitches from city departments.
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Aug. 4, 2022
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On a regular basis, law enforcement officials are tasked with finding out what happened to people who are missing without explanation from their homes and communities. The problem is significantly more dramatic among the Indigenous population.
Aug. 4, 2022
LDS Mormon Temple Salt Lake City
The Associated Press has obtained nearly 12,000 pages of sealed records from a child sex abuse lawsuit against the Mormon church.
Aug. 4, 2022
Enrique Peña Nieto
Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office has announced that it’s investigating an ex-president for several federal crimes.
Aug. 3, 2022
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In a letter sent to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus this week, the ACLU of Arizona says Border Patrol agents in Yuma are confiscating and throwing away religious turbans worn by Sikh asylum seekers.
Aug. 2, 2022
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Senate Democrats are preparing a more than $700 million health care, climate and tax bill for a floor vote this week. Immigration policy isn’t part of the legislation in its current form. But rights advocates worry that might change during negotiations.
Aug. 2, 2022
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A new report from the Office of Inspector General has found staffing problems and inefficiencies within the Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Allies Welcome — the program launched almost a year ago to evacuate and resettle Afghans after U.S. troops withdrew and the Taliban seized power.
Aug. 1, 2022
Michael Sullivan
City Manager Jeff Barton announced Baltimore’s Michael Sullivan will take over as the interim police chief in September. Current chief Jeri Williams announced her retirement in May.
Jul. 29, 2022


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