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Michael Flaminio

A guard at the Pima County Jail has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault in an investigation dating from August. Officer Michael Flaminio was suspended without pay in 2019 for an earlier incident. Read more» 1

The Pima County Adult Detention Center

A 76-year-old man jailed on aggravated assault charges was found dead in the Pima County jail on Monday morning. Ricardo Pascual was found unresponsive in his cell. Read more»

Nanos in 2015, as he was readying to take over the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

"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»

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

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»

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier at the White House in 2018, attending an event supporting immigration and border officials in the face of calls by some to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"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»

The Pima County Adult Detention Center

A 27-year-old man was found unresponsive in a cell at the Pima County Jail early Sunday. Hector Francisco Medrano was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. Read more»

Jonathan Mosher

The American criminal justice system suffers from mass incarceration, racial and ethnic disparities, punishment instead of treatment for addiction, and the killing of unarmed people of color. To solve these problems, we need dramatic criminal justice reform, and we need it now. Read more» 2

The Pima County Adult Detention Center

A 32-year-old man was found dead early Saturday morning in the Pima County Jail. Ricardo Duran pleaded guilty last week to attempted armed robbery, and was set to be sentenced next month. Read more»

The Bighorn Fire is visible from townhouses near Ventana Canyon as the fire burns downslope. Fire officials said that crews may begin attacking the fire once in reaches flatter ground from the rugged canyon walls.

Photos showing the spread of the Bighorn Fire burning north of Tucson on Thursday night, as the fire continued to spread across the Catalina Mountains. Read more»

The Bighorn Fire atop the Santa Catalina Mountains on Thursday.

With the Bighorn Fire on Mt. Lemmon growing larger — hitting 31,000 acres overnight — the Willow Canyon area is being evacuated Thursday morning. The blaze has pushed north toward the Catalina area, also. Read more»

Residents of Summerhaven must leave their homes Tuesday afternoon because of the approaching Bighorn Fire. "If you are in this area, EVACUATE NOW. Safely move south on Catalina Highway and leave the mountain." Read more»

The Bighorn Fire burning up the slopes on Saturday night.

Residents of Summerhaven atop the Santa Catalina Mountains should be "set" to evacuate Sunday night as the Bighorn wildfire has moved up the slopes toward Mt. Lemmon. Residents in the Golder Ranch area below can return to their homes after evacuating Friday. Read more»

Lisa Royal, who pleaded guilty to a DUI earlier this year, has resigned as the chief administrator of Pima County's Justice Court after judges voted last month that they had "no confidence" in her. Read more»

A plane drops fire retardant near Catalina State Park on Friday afternoon.

Residents near Catalina State Park must leave their homes Friday night because of the approaching Bighorn Fire, which has burned northward, officials said. Read more»

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