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Only 20 of the nearly 1,200 sworn officers with the Arizona Department of Safety have body cameras, and they paid for them out of pocket, according to the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budget.

Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal 2021 budget proposes spending about $5 million to provide body cameras to all sworn personnel in the Arizona Department of Public Safety, but some critics of police use of deadly force worry the cameras will be used to protect officers more than the public. Read more»

A Stingray device from Harris Corp., which has been contracted to supply surveillance gear to the Tucson Police Department.

There’s little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police. Read more»

Submachine guns and handguns belonging to the Los Angeles Police Department were stolen last week from an unguarded, secure building used by the SWAT unit, the Los Angeles Times reported. Read more»