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Class action lawsuit filed against City of Phoenix, police chief for mass arrests

Twenty three people rounded up and arrested for unfounded felony rioting charges following a May 30, 2020 protest in downtown Phoenix filed a federal class action lawsuit, alleging a conspiracy that included the “mass arrests of 124 individuals, and the use of a manufactured, cut-and-paste probable cause statement to support false felony charges.”... Read more»

No charges for trooper in Dion Johnson’s death, family will file civil suit

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said her office won't criminally prosecute Trooper George Cervantes for shooting and killing 28-year-old Dion Johnson.... Read more»

Phoenix police roll out more body cameras; 950 officers now have them

The Phoenix Police Department has continued its rollout of body-worn cameras, issuing the devices to about a dozen officers in the Cactus Park Precinct in north Phoenix. ... Read more»

'Missing in Arizona' seeks answers for families of long-term cases

A growing program in Arizona is providing fresh opportunities for answers to family members of people who are missing, including the chance to meet with experts in forensics, law enforcement and search and rescue at an all-day event in Phoenix on October 21.... Read more»

251 arrested in outstanding warrants sweep

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said that officers in the county averaged 45 arrests per day during the operation thanks to cooperation among offices and jurisdictions.... Read more»1

Woman gets 42 months in prison for smuggling girls into U.S.

An Agua Prieta, Sonora, woman was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison for smuggling girls across the border using her daughter's border-crossing documents, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.... Read more»