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State Constable Ethics Board investigating Pima County's Martinez over election violation claims

Arizona's Constable Ethics, Standards and Training Board decided Friday to launch an investigation into accusations against Deborah Martinez that include forging signatures for her nominating petitions and lying about living in her precinct. ... Read more»

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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»

PCSD announces 11 members of new Civilian Advisory Review Board

The 11 members of the new Civilian Advisory Review Board of the Pima County Sheriff's Department were named Tuesday. The group will provide input on criminal justice reform, public relations and deputy training.... 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

Pima County taps former F-16 pilot Lake-Wright as new constable

Pima County has appointed William Lake-Wright, a former F-16 pilot and paramedic, to serve as the constable for the eastern part of the county, filling a seat left vacant. Some county leaders want to reform or even eliminate the elected Constables Office.... Read more»

Ex-Sheriff Napier returning to Pima County government, hired by Huckelberry

Mark Napier, the former sheriff of Pima County who lost a re-election bid last year, is returning to government work here with a top post overseeing emergency communications, elections and other departments.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

The Ballad of Martha McSally & other election thoughts

Now that the lava is cooling we are left to consider weed, cash for schools, Pima County's deep Blue wave, what the country gets wrong about Arizona, and what the establishment struggles to understand about Latinos because apparently they haven't met any. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Local Republicans could pay price for Trump's 'wait for Election Day' voting ploy

The Republican plan to wait until Election Day to cast ballots could cut the Achilles hell from the party's turnout operation. Trump is screwing all the Mark Napiers and Beth Fords from coast to coast with a crap-shoot move to create a confusing, chaotic election to save his own political skin.... Read more»2

Migrant deaths in Arizona deserts reach 7-year high

Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013, according to the group Humane Borders.... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Nanos: Character matters in Pima sheriff election

"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»

Update: Docs say man was faking 'coma' after arrest at Tucson casino

A man who was shot at by police — but not struck by any bullets — during a Saturday incident at a Tucson-area casino was seemingly pretending to be in a coma when he was taken to a hospital because he was non-responsive.... Read more»1

Man in coma, but not wounded by bullets, after police shooting at Casino of the Sun

A man who was shot at by police — but not struck by any bullets — during a Saturday incident at a Tucson-area casino has been hospitalized and is in a coma, sources said.... Read more»

Napier rejects Dems' claim of racist infiltration of police

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier pushed back against claims that white supremacists have infiltrated law enforcement agencies, telling a House committee Tuesday that he has “simply not been exposed” to any evidence of that.... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Napier: Pima County sheriff leading on cultural, organizational change

"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»

Pence calls Biden a choice for 'radical left' in Tucson visit

Vice President Pence claimed former VP Joe Biden will "defund the police" as the incumbent was endorsed by the Arizona Police Association during a brief stop in Tucson — a city where Democrats just substantially bolstered the police budget.... Read more»

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