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Cochise County: No charges vs. Border Patrol agent who shot & killed migrant

The Cochise County Attorney's Office will not pursue charges against the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican man during a violent incident in rugged terrain near the Arizona-New Mexico border in February. ... Read more»

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Alguacil de Cochise: Crimen fronterizo en un ‘máximo histórico’, se necesita una reforma migratoria

Los delitos relacionados con la frontera se encuentran en su “máximo histórico”, según el testimonio del alguacil del condado de Cochise, Mark Dannels, y solo empeorarían sin una reforma migratoria integral.... Read more»

Cochise sheriff: Border crime at 'all-time high,' immigration reform needed

Border-related crimes are at an “all-time high,” according to testimony before a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on human trafficking by Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, and would only get worse without comprehensive immigration reform.... Read more»2

Mexican woman dies while 'ensnared' for hours in attempt to climb border wall

A 32-year-old Mexican woman died after becoming ensnared on the border wall near Douglas on Monday night, ending up trapped for hours, authorities said. ... Read more»

Family of man killed by BP agent near Douglas demands probe, may pursue lawsuit

The family of a Mexican migrant shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in rugged terrain near Douglas wants an independent investigation of the violent February incident and will likely pursue a lawsuit against the agency. ... Read more»

Grijalva pushes watchdog to investigate fatal incidents involving Border Patrol agents

Following two deadly incidents in Southern Arizona involving U.S. Border Patrol agents — including a fatal shooting, and a pursuit that ended in a crash that killed two — U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva called for "comprehensive" investigations from a federal watchdog. ... Read more»

Autopsy: BP agent shot migrant 4 times during deadly incident in rugged Az mountains

A Mexican migrant was shot four times by a Border Patrol agent—twice in the face and twice more in the chest—during a fatal incident nearly two weeks ago in remote part of Southeastern Arizona, according to a just-released autopsy report. ... Read more»

BP agent says he shot Mexican man 'unknown number of times' during fatal struggle

A Border Patrol agent fired his weapon an "unknown number of times" when he shot and killed a 32-year-old man last Saturday in a remote part of Southeastern Arizona. The migrant threatened the agent with a rock, officials said. ... Read more»

Migrant killed by Border Patrol agent died from 'multiple gunshot wounds'

A Mexican man killed by a Border Patrol agent in a remote part of Cochise County during an incident Saturday night was shot multiple times, said the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office. ... Read more»

Mexican man dead after incident involving Border Patrol in rugged terrain near Douglas

A Mexican man was killed during an incident involving a Border Patrol agent on Saturday night in rugged terrain about 30 miles northeast of Douglas, Ariz., authorities said.... Read more»

Long-time Pima County gov't attorney Chris Straub found dead near Sedona resort

Chris Straub, a top staffer for the Pima County Attorney's Office for more than 30 years, was found dead a few miles north of Sedona by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office. Straub had gone fly fishing in Oak Creek Canyon on Tuesday but did not return that night. ... Read more»

Ex-Sheriff Napier returning to Pima County government, hired by Huckelberry

Mark Napier, the former sheriff of Pima County who lost a re-election bid last year, is returning to government work here with a top post overseeing emergency communications, elections and other departments.... Read more»1

Interstate 10 partly reopens east of Tucson after wildfire closure

The Walnut Fire burning on both sides of the highway forced the closure of Interstate 10 between Tucson and Willcox on Tuesday afternoon, but one lane in each direction was reopened in the evening. Residents in the rural area were being ordered to evacuate.... Read more»

Despite COVID-19 crime wave predictions, cops report mostly quiet in Southern Az

Despite recent protests across the nation and state over "stay at home" orders, law enforcement officials in Southern Arizona say they have found little need to enforce COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions.... Read more»

BP agent arrested after 4-hour standoff near Sierra Vista, charged with sexually assaulting a minor

Sierra Vista police officers arrested a U.S. Border Patrol agent following a four-hour standoff at a church near Whetstone and charged him with two counts each of sexual conduct with a minor and sexual assault, authorities said. ... Read more»

Sick & alone: Jailing the mentally ill in Arizona

Cochise County has joined hundreds of other small counties innovating ways to keep people with serious mental illness out of their jails. But it comes too late for Adrian Perez, who has spent the past 13 years cycling in and out of jail, and solitary confinement, which only makes him sicker.... Read more»

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