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Man dies in hospital days after violent confrontation with TPD officers

A 34-year-old Tucson man died at a hospital Friday afternoon, days after a violent confrontation when he fought with police officers and was repeatedly shocked with a taser. ... Read more»

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Safe Kids Pima County, Tucson police to give away child car seats May 7

Safe Kids Pima County is partnering with Tucson Medical Center, the Tucson Police Department and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to host a car seat giveaway event for parents and caregivers.... Read more»

32-year-old man fatally shot after trading gunfire with TPD officers

A 32-year-old man was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with Tucson Police Department officers following a robbery at an East Side store on April 3, authorities said. ... Read more»

Jury absolves Tucson police of negligence in 2018 death of Joel Andrade

A jury found that the city of Tucson and two police officers were not negligent in the 2018 fatal shooting of 53-year-old Joel Andrade, whose family sued, claiming more should have been done prevent the death of the South Side father and husband. ... Read more»

Family of man killed by Tucson police suing city for negligence

The family of a man shot and killed by Tucson police in 2018 is suing the city for negligence, saying the incident that led to his death should have been handled like a mental health crisis rather than like a "hostage situation."... Read more»

TPD fatally shoot 27-year-old man during altercation on East Side

A Tucson Police Department officer shot and killed a 27-year-old man during an altercation on Tucson's East Side last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

Video: Pima deputy shoots & kills 17-year-old Sudanese boy as he stabs fellow deputy

The Pima County Regional Critical Incident Team released surveillance video and audio recordings of a March 12 incident that led to the shooting of a 17-year-old boy, and the critical wounding of a Pima County sheriff's deputy. ... Read more»

Supreme Court to hear appeal of death-row inmate in death of Tucson officer

The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear an Arizona death-row inmate’s claim that he was wrongly denied the chance to tell jurors he would be ineligible for parole if they sentenced him to life instead of death for the killing of Tucson Police Officer Patrick Hardesty in 2003. ... Read more»

New regional team to investigate police shootings, in-custody deaths in Tucson, Pima County

Police shootings, deaths of people in custody and other "critical incidents" involving local law enforcement officers will be investigated by a new multi-agency team, Tucson and Pima County officials announced.... Read more»

Guest opinion

On shooting a man in a wheelchair 9 times in the back: A tale of 2 justice systems

When a police officer kills someone in Arizona they benefit from a very special justice system, guided by unique laws and practices granted only to police. TPD fired Officer Ryan Remington after he shot a man 9 times in the back, but three months have passed and charges have yet to be filed against him.... Read more»

Arizona mayors say immigration reform needed, but politics likely to prevent it

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and Mesa Mayor John Giles took part in an immigration forum Wednesday and agreed that immigration reform is badly needed to address the current border situation, but they are not confident it can get done in the current fractured political climate. ... Read more»

Tucson cop fired after review of fatal shooting of man in wheelchair

A Tucson police officer who fatally shot a man in a wheelchair in the back in November has been fired after an internal review. Ryan Remington still faces a criminal investigation in the death of Richard Lee Richards.... Read more»

Sex trafficking drama set for Tucson premiere at Roadhouse Cinemas

The Tucson premiere of "WAKE UP" is meant to open eyes and stir nerves bringing the filmmakers, local leaders and community together to fight child sex trafficking.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hoover: Magnus needs to work with experts & activists to make U.S. border policies more humane

Chris Magnus, Tucson's former chief of police and now Biden’s new CBP commissioner, should seek out civil society experts for help to make border policies humane. Humanitarian groups, academics, human rights groups, telecommunication companies, and local governments have much to offer. ... Read more»

Pima prosecutor probes fatal shooting of man in wheelchair by Tucson cop

Pima County prosecutors will begin reviewing the fatal shooting of a man in a motorized wheelchair by a Tucson police officer two weeks ago, County Attorney Laura Conover said Friday. The officer faces potential criminal charges and is being fired by TPD.... Read more»2

Deputy Chief Kasmar tapped to lead Tucson police as Magnus leaves for CBP post

Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar will lead the Tucson Police Department, replacing Chief Chris Magnus — who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

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