An American Civil Liberties Union report on the militarization of police forces across the country spotlights "massive military-grade weapons caches" across police agencies in Arizona."Arizona law enforcement, designed to serve and protect communities, is instead equipped to wage a war," the report ... More >>
www.norelpref.comYoutube videos of people screaming "don't Tase me bro" while getting zapped by police officers could become as common as reports of police who use their Tasers more liberally than civil rights leaders condone. Scottsda ... More >>
It's been a particularly bloody few days for Valley children. Loggan Lampert, 14, is bludgeoned to death by his uncle. A 2-year-old beaten with a belt buckle, allegedly by her mom's boyfriend, dies. Another 2-year-old dies after being hit by a car in his trailer park. And now this: A Valley father ... More >>
By Ray Stern Following a rancorous public debate, the Phoenix Police Department last month toughened its policy toward illegal immigrants, allowing cops to report people to tederal immigration authorities far more often than before. But Phoenix officers still aren't supposed to ask about immigrati ... More >>
In a worst-case scenario for stun guns, a Phoenix cop kills a suspect with an 84-second tasing
Turns out much-maligned stun guns are a good thing overall
The police force in Polygamyland helps fugitive Prophet Warren Jeffs and his cult break the law
County Attorney Andrew Thomas lives up to his rep by throwing the book at a young Latino motorist while letting cops off easy
Letters from the issue of Thursday, July 7, 2005
Phoenix police are shooting a lot fewer people
Phoenix police fired rookie Shawn Dirks with only a speck of evidence and the tale of a twisted woman
Phoenix has spent $1.5 million to install fuel bladders in police cruisers and they can't pass emissions tests
Political squabbling could end the careers of two veteran police officers
Arizona and Utah officials decide to curb underage marriages by erecting a sheriff's substation in polygamy country
From Governor Janet Napolitano down, Arizona authorities have protected polygamous sexual predators with their indifference
Phoenix police shoot and kill a lot of people. But it's time to look beyond the police department for the reasons.
To outsiders, the Phoenix Police Department's Special Assignments Unit is meant to be an overwhelming show of force. The inside story is much more powerful.
David James appears to be a victim of racial profiling at the hands of two white Phoenix officers
Voluntarily or not, controversial police officer is off the force
The Spike just loves a man in a uniform
The Capitol Police is one of the state's smallest law enforcement agencies, and some say one of its worst
Cops seeking sympathy and attention fabricate tales of woe
A Phoenix cop gunned down Alfonso Celaya four months ago. His family still waits for justice, or at least an explanation.
Bob Hartle toiled to get state and federal identity-theft laws passed; now he's fighting to get them enforced
Copwatch, an earnest band of volunteers, aims to stamp out police brutality -- and vanquish institutional racism -- by aiming a camera.
When an officer is senselessly murdered, the deliberative process dies, too
Scottsdale PD officers charge onto the reservation, spark grand jury investigation
Postshow arrest leaves Eroticide feeling down and out in Mesa
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration laments DPS' withdrawal after 13 years
Powerhouse attorney Mel McDonald needed help to keep a relative from being charged with child molesting. The Phoenix and Gilbert police departments were only too happy to accommodate him.
Assaults on his girlfriend and a litany of other conduct violations got Fred Santos fired from the Phoenix police force. Why he's back in uniform, responding to domestic violence calls, is a mystery.
Public complaints about racism have created firestorms of recrimination at the Glendale police department. Is psychological counseling a remedy for the conflict -- or retaliation against officers who spoke out?
Nightclubs draw minorities, they get dissed by the authorities. Rap ain't allowed in this white-bread town. Don't hire our Kops? We bust yo' chops. Word.
A TV cameraman's arrest while coveringa fire raises questions about police and fire department policies on media access
RUBEN ORTEGA USED THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PURSUE HIS PERSONAL AGENDA-AND HIS POLITICAL FOES
WHEN IT WAS OVER, PHOENIX COP JOE PEREZ ADMITTED HE'D DONE WRONG. LOOK WHERE IT GOT HIM.