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Fraud, perjury allegations probed against Pima Constable Deborah Martinez

Pima County officials are looking into claims that Constable Deborah Martinez forged signatures on her election nominating petitions and lied about where she was living, saying "there is a reason to believe felony offenses may have occurred."... Read more»

Pima County Attorney pivots on eviction advice to constables

Constables serving court orders on the owners of mobile homes should not forcibly enter to carry out an eviction, Pima County Attorney Laura Conover said, walking back advice about a shift in longstanding procedures provided last month. ... Read more»

Constables have 'responsibility' to forcibly evict tenants from mobile homes, Pima County Attorney says

The Pima County Attorney's Office told constables they have a legal "responsibility" to remove tenants from mobile homes they own when evicted from rented lots, upending a long-standing policy recognized across the state. ... Read more»2

'Rebel' Pima Constable Randall resigns, citing 'great divide' between vision for post & 'archaic' practices

Pima County Constable Kristen Randall, known for her efforts to help people being evicted during the COVID pandemic and dubbed the "rebel eviction-enforcer," announced Monday that she's resigning.... Read more»1

Conover wins Pima County Attorney race, Heinz ousts Valadez from Supes seat

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»

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Constable Ferguson reporting for duty

The Daily Star newsroom got a little bit sleepier on Tuesday, as longtime political reporter Joe Ferguson became a politician himself, trading his pen for a gun. Despite accusations of "a political favor" and some loud profanity, Pima supervisors appointed him as a constable in JP 9.... Read more»1