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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

Pima County Attorney to stop prosecuting simple drug cases, citing COVID

With COVID-19 cases again spiking, Pima County Attorney Laura Conover announced Tuesday that she'll no longer be prosecuting many drug cases, to avoid potential exposures in the county jail. Cases that involve other felonies will still be brought, she said.... Read more»

New Az law allows clearing marijuana offenses from criminal records

Under a new state law, Arizonans with criminal records for marijuana possession have a chance to have their records expunged, and those who lost their civil rights because of a felony conviction can have their voting and gun rights quickly restored.... Read more»

2 Arizona prison inmates test positive for COVID-19

Two Arizona prison inmates have tested positive for coronavirus, authorities said — one a state prisoner now at a hospital, and another an inmate at a Marana private prison. ADOC has been clearing space in a storage building for a COVID-19 ward.... Read more»

Arizona clears prison 'warehouse' in prep for COVID-19 inmate infections

Arizona prison officials are prepping storage buildings as potential coronavirus wards, as guards — 300 of whom are on sick leave already — worry about possible outbreaks, and ADOC's policies shift day-by-day.... Read more»