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A Border Patrol vehicle near the San Miguel gate, one of a few access points for people to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on the Tohono O'odham Nation.

A member of the Tohono O'odham Nation was shot and killed in front of his home by U.S. Border Patrol agents Thursday night. Raymond Mattia was fired at 38 times, family members said. Read more»

A Border Patrol vehicle along the U.S.-Mexico border near Naco, Ariz., in March 2020.

U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a person during an incident on the Tohono O'odham Nation on Thursday night, authorities said. Further details about the shooting west of Tucson were not made public. Read more»

A Border Patrol vehicle driving along the border near Naco, Ariz., in March 2020.

Border Patrol agents shot and killed a person Tuesday evening following a pursuit on Highway 286 southwest of Tucson, authorities said. Read more»

An event next week will honor Lydia Reis, the "Umbrella Lady" known for strolling along streets in Northwest Tucson who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in early January. Read more»

Protesters outside the Pima County Jail in February 2022.

A 26-year-old Tucson man, Yunan Tutu, being held at the Pima County Jail pending restoration to "competency" to stand trial, was found dead Tuesday by a doctor after guards reported he was not eating. Sources told the Sentinel that Tutu had been "eating feces for a couple of months." Read more»

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber walks through the January 8 memorial on the 11th anniversary of the shooting. Barber was wounded in the shooting, along with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, and six people were killed. The memorial, set next to the Pima County Courthouse, opened last year.

2022 often felt like one of the most violent years in recent memory, with many of our stories about the immediate and longterm consequences of crime, but there were also moments of genuine hope and beauty reflected in the Sentinel's coverage throughout the year. Read more»

Rosanne Inzunza, front left, and her boyfriend, Shawn Lopez, sit in front of Frances Guzman, back left, as she wipe tears away in the Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting room. Families of inmates who died in the jail were at a meeting Tuesday to talk about their frustrations with the lack of attention paid to deaths behind bars.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a 7.5% raise and as much as $10,000 in retention bonuses for corrections officers. Family members of inmates who have died in custody told the board there needs to be more oversight of the jail. Read more»

Frances Guzman marked her birthday, the first without her son, Cruz Patino Jr. outside the Pima County Jail during a protest on Feb. 11, 2022. Patino, known as 'Cee Jay,' died in the jail in August 2021.

Over the last five days, two men committed suicide at the Pima County Jail, apparently strangling themselves in their cells. Read more»

Adam Watters

A Tucson justice of the peace will be allowed to serve out his term, but Adam Watters "will not be permitted to serve as a judicial officer in any capacity" after the end of the year. Watters agreed to that restriction to end a disciplinary case against him over a 2021 incident in which he fired a pistol near the feet of a man who was later convicted of stalking him. Read more»

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies and corrections officers stand outside the jail during a protest against jail deaths in Feb. 2022.

A man who died at the Pima County jail last week was shocked multiple times with a Taser by corrections officers, authorities said. Read more»

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies and corrections officers stand outside the jail during a protest against jail deaths in Feb. 2022.

The Pima Regional Critical Incident Team, which probes use-of-force deaths, will review the case of an inmate who died Tuesday evening at the Pima County jail, officials said. Read more»

This Belgian Malnois is an Royal Australian Air Force working dog with some serious teeth, but not PCSD's Messi.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors struggled through an agenda item Tuesday, fighting through fits of laughter as they decided whether to send a nippy Sheriff's Department dog to Yuma. Read more»

Pima County supervisors will decide on a proposed change to zoning rules to allow for marijuana dispensaries. The question is: Will the board allow public hearings/

Hard zoning or a conditional use permit? The Pima County supervisors must decide whether neighbors get a say in the location of new marijuana dispensaries. Marana is eying new impact fees and the public is invited to be heard. Read more»

Peter Jackson with the shirt he was wearing Saturday.

Peter Jackson expected to ruffle some feathers when he showed up at a Republican event in Green Valley on Saturday wearing a “Jail Trump” hat and a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt. What he didn’t expect was to be on the receiving end of a right hook by an upset woman, knocked to the ground by a U.S. Senate candidate, and tossed into the breezeway, where he laid on the sidewalk injured until deputies arrived. Read more» 9

Pima County is revisiting COVID-19 public health policies, including vaccine requirements and sick leave for government workers, as the number of weekly cases of new infections among area residents continues to decline. Read more»

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