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Nanos in 2015, as he was readying to take over the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

"As your sheriff, my priorities will be more than just campaign promises. My priorities will help shape us as an agency and provide for a safer and better-served community." — Chris Nanos, Democratic candidate for Pima County sheriff Read more»

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier at the White House in 2018, attending an event supporting immigration and border officials in the face of calls by some to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"As your sheriff, I have worked hard to bring to the department much-needed cultural and organizational change. We now have a strategic plan, a racial profiling policy, a specific plan for meaning law enforcement reform and are more engaged with the community." — Mark Napier, running for re-election as Pima County sheriff Read more»

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a progressive stalwart, with Democratic county recorder candidate Gabriella Cazares-Kelly. Progressives scored wins in key primaries and are poised to move the county Left.

The progressive base is taking over Democratic party politics and looks to be taking Pima County with it. Read more» 3

In key Pima County races, Laura Conover won county attorney election with 57%, while Matt Heinz beat out incumbent Supervisor Ramon Valadez in the Democratic primary in District 2. Read more»

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier speaks to the Board of Supervisors in support of Operation Stonegarden in February 2018.

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier said Friday that he wants to be re-elected, but would not seek another term in 2024 if he's successful in holding on to his seat. Read more»

Nanos in 2015, as he was readying to take over the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Chris Nanos, former Pima County sheriff, announced Tuesday night that he'll again seek office, calling on current Sheriff Mark Napier to "step down and not run for re-election." Read more»

People who don't vote tend to be younger, and have lower incomes than those who do. Voters tend to be less Latino than non-voters. That's why elected officials feel free to ignore them. Change that: the voter registration deadline is July 30. Read more»

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier was among a group of county officials formally sworn into office Tuesday morning.

The commander of the Green Valley substation of the Pima County Sheriff's Department was demoted Sunday and transferred to the Foothills District. Terry Parish — who was an outspoken supporter of former Sheriff Chris Nanos in the November election — was demoted, with a $30,000 pay cut, on the first day new Sheriff Mark Napier was in office. Read more» 1

Mark Napier speaks with supporters at the election night party for Pima County Republicans.

Three Arizona counties will no longer have controversial sheriffs, as Pima's Chris Nanos was defeated by GOP challenger Mark Napier, while Maricopa's Joe Arpaio was voted out and Pinal's Paul Babeu didn't run again as he pursued a failing bid for Congress. Read more» 1

Chris Radtke

A former high-ranking member of the Pima County Sheriff's Department entered a "not guilty" plea in federal court Friday. Chris Radtke, the ex-chief deputy, is charged with seven counts related to alleged misuse of civil forfeiture funds, including purchases to benefit an employee cafe run by his niece. Read more»

Chris Radtke

In an indictment that was unsealed Wednesday, the former chief deputy of the Pima County Sheriff's Department is accused of conspiring to launder money and six counts of theft of public funds, totaling more than a half-million dollars over five years. Chris Radtke resigned Monday following the federal charges. Read more» 2

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos speaks to reporters during a press conference on Wednesday.

Beset by accusations that he is responsible for a "broken leadership culture" at the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Chris Nanos defended himself during a press conference Wednesday and called Dr. Richard Carmona, a 30-year veteran of the agency, a "blatant liar" with "anger issues" and "barely anything more than a wannabe deputy." Read more»

Dr. Richard Carmona during a press conference on Thursday in which he criticized Sheriff Chris Nanos for his leadership. On Tuesday, the department's Chief Deputy was indicted for misusing RICO funds following an FBI investigation.

Following the indictment of Chief Deputy Chris Radtke, a group of deputies reiterated their claims Tuesday that the Pima County Sheriff's Department is suffering from a "broken leadership culture" created by Sheriff Chris Nanos. Read more»

Chris Radtke

The second in command of the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Chief Deputy Chris Radtke, has resigned his post after being indicted for misusing RICO funds forfeited by alleged criminal organizations. Read more» 3

Dr. Richard Carmona holds a press conference accusing the Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos of a 'reign of terror' at the department.

Dr. Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General and veteran of the Pima County Sheriff's Department, accused the current sheriff of "unacceptable" behavior and said that deputies "lived in fear" for their jobs. Sheriff Chris Nanos hit back, saying the attack was "politically motivated." Read more»

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