The ACLU is trying to find out the extent of "militarization" of police forces across the country, including 10 law enforcement agencies in Arizona.Arizona's ACLU, as well as those in 22 other states, are filing public records requests "to determine the extent to which local police departments are u ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff's DepartmentRaelynne SimoninSan Tan resident Raelynne Simonin called Pinal County sheriff's deputies last week claiming to be a witness to her husband's murder.Turns out, police think she had something to do with it.Simonin was arrested this morning for accessory to murder af ... More >>
Rebekah CorwinA Scottsdale mom in a pickup truck led police on a chase through north Scottsdale yesterday morning resulting in multiple wrecks, injured police officers, and the woman getting Tasered -- all with three kids in the truck.The wild ride started about 6 a.m. when a Scottsdale police of ... More >>
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office fears that two suspected illegal immigrants -- both under the age of 18 -- drowned in a canal near Gila Bend after fleeing a car pulled over by a sheriff's deputy last night.MCSO spokesman Jeff Sprong says the sheriff's dive team is headed to an area of the ca ... More >>
www.abrokenlaptop.comThe Phoenix Police Department is asking the public's help in finding the person (or persons) responsible for murdering a 57-year-old Phoenix woman who was found dead in her home last night. Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson tells New Times that at about 9:30 p.m. ... More >>
Harold Hurtt, a former chief of the Phoenix police department, has been selected as a national community liaison for the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE hired him as the new director for its Office of State and Local Coordination in Washington D.C. ... More >>
Tempe Police Department This is a car similar to the one driven by the "heavy-set Hispanic male" who tried to rob 21-year-old Kyleigh Sousa.Since our post yesterday morning, the Tempe Police Department got back to us to clarify an incident involving a 21-year-old ASU student who was ... More >>
www.routeoneforlife.comThe Peoria Police Department -- like most police departments -- doesn't want people driving drunk on Memorial Day, but if you're hammered, and are dumb enough to hop behind the wheel of a car, the Peoria fuzz is being kind enough to tell you exactly where they're gonna be.O ... More >>
If the Governor's Office of Highway Safety hasn't made itself abundantly clear that it would not be tolerating drunk drivers this holiday season, the shear number of drunk drivers it has nailed as part of the Holiday DUI Task Force should probably clear up any misunderstandings. Since the ta ... More >>
krmg.comRemember the gimmicky "Click it or ticket" program, compliments of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration? Apparently there wasn't enough clicking, or police departments across the country needed a reason to ask for more money, because the program is now new an ... More >>
Why are cops afraid of The Fonz? A combination of camcorder and freedom of speech. Phoenix civil liberties activist Fronzo West is currently doing time in the Maricopa County jail for exercising his freedom of speech rights as enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Fo ... More >>
Image: Peoria policeMichael Gauchat The two people who died in a helicopter crash in the northwest Valley on Friday worked for the Peoria Police Department. Michael Gauchat, 41, had been a police officer with the department since 1990. Donna Collum had been with the city of Peoria since 2000, ... More >>
Image Credit: Jaime Peachey A candidate for the job of San Francisco police chief has dropped out of the competition following reports by the news media that Mesa's police chief applied for the job. The development has San Franciscio's Police Commission president fretting that more leaks could hampe ... More >>
The governing board of the Gilbert Unified School District approved an increase in athletic fees for Gilbert high schools Tuesday night. Parents will now pay almost double for their kids to participate in sports -- up to $100 per sport from the current fee of $55...A Valley pastor named Steve Anders ... More >>
Sal DiCiccio Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio says fellow Councilman Mike Nowakowski committed an "illegal act" by suggesting to a city official that the police chief be fired.Nowakowski has responded by calling DiCiccio a "liar."The Arizona Republic's Scott Wong covers the city soap opera today ... More >>
The FBI is the nation's premier agency when it comes to kidnappings, right? Well, not in Phoenix, the so-called kidnapping capital of the country. The FBI decided years ago that it would try not to get involved when the kidnappings involve immigrants and human smugglers. Both the FBI and ... More >>
Gascon outside the House Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon. The difference between Mesa Police Chief George Gascon and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is like the difference between Barack Obama and Geoge Bush. Brains versus bluster. The former LAPD assistant chief is a policy wonk&nbs ... More >>
Gascon's on his way to D.C., and Arpaio's currently giving birth to a cow.What a difference a few hours make. I just received confirmation from Mesa Police Department PIO Edward Wessing that Police Chief George Gascon has been contacted by the House Judiciary Committee, and that he will testify Thur ... More >>
The case of an Arizona police officer who found a gun after she patted down the passenger of vehicle who had committed no crime goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The state, as represented by the Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, will argue that such pat-downs -- and&nbs ... More >>
Paranoia aside, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas just may be targeting you
A supervisory cop's bust for driving a giant police truck to golf games sparks claims of unequal discipline in the Phoenix PD
Officer Dave Uribe's murder made no sense, until detectives made the killer as a doper bent on shooting a cop
Is the party over?
Luciano Arriaga Jr. was born defiant. Falsely arrested by a nerve-frayed cop, he'd sooner take a chance on resuming his 10-year prison sentence than accept a plea bargain
Arpaio haters, perceived and otherwise, beware! Looks like Joe's up to his old tricks
Shooting victim's sister addresses police mentality
Former Chandler cop and pornographer Ron Dible tells the naked truth.
This New Phoenix city council member hides his leadership ties to a notorious speakeasy
After years of wildly blasting the Chandler power structure, self-proclaimed civil rights advocate Ramon Gomez now finds himself under attack
Why did City Hall keep a new police policy toward illegals quiet until after the election?
Why did Phoenix police let an armed and dangerous suspect climb into an unwitting cabdriver's back seat before they opened fire?
Flabby Cop Land goes belly-up
A Glendale gang has it in for the son of a Hispanic police sergeant. Unfortunately, the gang consists of police officers.
Mariano Albano--a caring iconoclast and a first-rate cop--retires after 20 years
CARERAS CAPTURED THE JAILHOUSE SCUFFLE THAT LEFT A PHOENIX MAN WITH EIGHT BROKEN RIBS. NOW THAT HE'S SUING, THE TAPE HAS DISAPPEARED.
GEORGE LECKIE RAN DOWN TWO PEOPLE WITH HIS CAR AND GOT AWAY WITH IT. IN PARADISE VALLEY, JUSTICE DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ARE.
NFL LINEBACKER MARCUS COTTON MAY HAVE RAPED AN ASU CO-ED. TOO BAD THE COPS DON'T CARE.