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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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Border Patrol's forensic teams being eliminated after 'cover up' allegations

After withering criticism and allegations that they have worked to "cover up" shootings involving agents, Border Patrol's Critical Incident Teams are being "eliminated," announced Chris Magnus, head of Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

As Title 42 winds down, DHS unveils 'plan' to manage migrant influx at U.S.-Mexico border

While Title 42 remains in place, Homeland Security officials are preparing for its eventual end, describing how U.S. border authorities will deal with a potential increase in the number of people crossing the Mexican border once the Trump-era restriction is lifted.... Read more»

Man dies in hospital days after violent confrontation with TPD officers

A 34-year-old Tucson man died at a hospital Friday afternoon, days after a violent confrontation when he fought with police officers and was repeatedly shocked with a taser. ... Read more»

Top U.S. border official says busing migrants out of Texas complicates federal officials’ jobs

The top U.S. Customs and Border Protection official criticized Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial new plan to bus migrants to Washington, D.C., saying he isn’t properly communicating with the federal agency or border communities.... 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»

Arizona mayors say immigration reform needed, but politics likely to prevent it

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and Mesa Mayor John Giles took part in an immigration forum Wednesday and agreed that immigration reform is badly needed to address the current border situation, but they are not confident it can get done in the current fractured political climate. ... Read more»

Tucson cop fired after review of fatal shooting of man in wheelchair

A Tucson police officer who fatally shot a man in a wheelchair in the back in November has been fired after an internal review. Ryan Remington still faces a criminal investigation in the death of Richard Lee Richards.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hoover: Magnus needs to work with experts & activists to make U.S. border policies more humane

Chris Magnus, Tucson's former chief of police and now Biden’s new CBP commissioner, should seek out civil society experts for help to make border policies humane. Humanitarian groups, academics, human rights groups, telecommunication companies, and local governments have much to offer. ... Read more»

Pima prosecutor probes fatal shooting of man in wheelchair by Tucson cop

Pima County prosecutors will begin reviewing the fatal shooting of a man in a motorized wheelchair by a Tucson police officer two weeks ago, County Attorney Laura Conover said Friday. The officer faces potential criminal charges and is being fired by TPD.... Read more»2

Deputy Chief Kasmar tapped to lead Tucson police as Magnus leaves for CBP post

Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar will lead the Tucson Police Department, replacing Chief Chris Magnus — who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

Estado de la ciudad

Romero: Trabajar juntos para vivir en Tucson resiliente y próspero

"Trabajando juntos, lograremos el futuro justo y equitativo que imaginamos, donde cada uno Tucsonensepuede vivir sus mejores vidas en nuestra ciudad resiliente y próspera." — Mayor Regina Romero... Read more»

Tucson cop fired after shooting man in wheelchair 9 times in the back

A Tucson police officer has been fired after he shot a man in a wheelchair at least nine times in the back Monday evening, killing him as the officer responded to a report of a theft of a toolbox. Officer Ryan Remington faces a criminal investigation.... Read more»

Chief Magnus' confirmation for CBP's top position moves forward

The nomination of Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection moved forward Wednesday after a Senate committee voted 15-13 to advance his confirmation. ... Read more»

DHS head limits ICE operations at 'protected sites'

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will again limits arrests at schools, hospitals, and other "protected" areas under new guidelines issued Wednesday by the Homeland Security secretary, part of the Biden administration's effort to roll back Trump-era policies.... Read more»

GOP senators press TPD Chief Magnus on border in CBP nomination hearing

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus walked a fine line in a hearing Tuesday on his nomination to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, easily fielding questions from Democrats while telling GOP senators some of what they wanted to hear. ... Read more»

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