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Council OKs Magnus as new TPD chief

Chris Magnus, the police chief of Richmond, Calif., has been appointed as the new head of the Tucson Police Department. The City Council unanimously approved City Manager Michael Ortega's pick Tuesday night.... Read more»2

Magnus tapped to be new TPD chief

Chris Magnus, the police chief of Richmond, Calif., has been selected by City Manager Mike Ortega to be the new head of the Tucson Police Department. Malik Aziz, a deputy chief in Dallas who was the pick of many TPD union leaders, withdrew his name from consideration.... Read more»

Committee, cops union split on pick for TPD chief

A citizens panel that interviewed the three finalists to become the next Tucson police chief made a clear choice Thursday, but expressed reservations about the lack of local candidates. The police union, meanwhile, was lukewarm at best about all three potential top cops, with the least support evident for the committee's first choice. ... Read more»3

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Community questions for TPD chief candidates

In an attempt to add a bit more depth about these candidates, I have dug into each finalist beyond what is found on their resumes and offer my own summation of their law enforcement careers as well as questions I believe should be posed to them when they sit down with various committees set to interview them.... Read more»

One of four candidates for TPD chief drops out

One of the shortlisted candidates to be the next chief of the Tucson Police Department has withdrawn his name from consideration. Larry Esquivel, who's resigning as head of the San Jose, Calif., police department in January, has pulled out of the Tucson interview process.... Read more»

Man dies after being hit by vehicle on South Side

A 25-year-old man died after he was struck by vehicle on Thursday evening while crossing a South Side street, a Tucson Police Department spokesman said.... Read more»

Finalists for TPD chief all from outside Tucson

The four finalists to become Tucson's next chief of police are all from outside Arizona, and include law enforcement officials from Texas, California, and Florida.... Read more»

TPD: Alcohol suspected in fatal wreck overnight

A woman was killed when she crashed her car into a street light on East Grant Road around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.... Read more»

Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run, police ID victim

A man was arrested for manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old woman sitting on a bus bench Monday, authorities said. Rio Blackwell's name was released Tuesday after her family was notified of her death.... Read more»

Missing symphony musician found in another state

Steven Brubaker, a Tucson Symphony Orchestra cellist who had last been seen by his family in May, was "located alive in another state" last week, authorities said.... Read more»

No Texas badge for TPD's Villaseñor

The chief of the Tucson Police Department, set to retire in December after six years in the post, won't become the top cop in San Antonio. Roberto Villaseñor had been a finalist for the job, but in a twist the Texas city will hire back the former chief who retired last year.... Read more»

Police ID man who died after being hit by car on South Side

A man who died at a local hospital Thursday morning after being struck by a car the previous night has been identified as 58-year-old Terence Prentice, authorities said. There have been nearly twice as many traffic-related fatalities in Tucson so far this year than at this point in 2014.... Read more»

Feds now required to get warrants for Stingray surveillance

A new policy outlines the use of cell-phone surveillance equipment by federal agencies, including requiring investigators ask for warrants and outline the retention of data scooped up during investigations. Tucson police said they are no longer using the gear, citing training costs and privacy concerns. ... Read more»

Updated: Tucson police shoot, kill burglary suspect

A man who police said waved a gun while being chased following a burglary report was shot and killed by officers Sunday morning on Tucson's South Side. The man was identified as 40-year-old David Moreno Leon.... Read more»

TPD's Villaseñor a finalist for San Antonio chief post

The chief of the Tucson Police Department, set to retire in December after six years in the top post, is a finalist to become the head of a Texas police department. Roberto Villaseñor announced earlier this year that he would retire, and a national search for the next TPD chief is underway.... Read more»

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