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Civil Rights Investigation into Phoenix Police Launched

The Justice Department launches a civil rights investigation into the Phoenix police department The Justice Department announced a civil rights investigation on Aug. 5 into the Phoenix police department to investigate its use of force and policies on dealing with …

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In a dangerous offense, a firearm can be considered a deadly weapon.

Task Force to Start Working in Cities Around the US to Stop Illegal Gun Trafficking

Justice Department implements new plan to help curb illegal gun sales across the US.  The US Justice Department has put a new plan in place to reduce violent crime across US cities. Five federal strike teams will start working with …

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New Wording on a Budget Bill Could Allow DPS to Deny Requests for Body Cam Footage

“Eleventh-hour language” was recently added to a budget bill on the eve of the anniversary of George Floyd’s and Dion Johnson’s deaths. This would potentially give DPS (Department of Public Safety) more leverage on denying public record requests for bodycam …

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Probable cause is determined in a preliminary hearing or through a grand jury.

AZ Ballot Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Criminal Sentencing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A potential Arizona ballot measure would allow leniency for judges when sentencing a defendant.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]A ballot measure that could reverse a 1970’s era Arizona state law is creating quite the buzz. Why is it so important? It would give judges the …

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ACLU Suing Maricopa County Sheriff Over Coronavirus in Jails

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The ACLU is suing the Maricopa County Sheriff over the lack of safety precautions in jails against SARS-CoV-2.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Since May 29th, confirmed cases of COVID have increased 5,000% in Maricopa County jails. This is clearly due to the lack of safety …

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Arizona’s Attorney General Comes Out in Support of Police Reform

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich has come out publicly as supporting legislation for police reform.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Criminal justice reform is being advocated for around the country. Arizona’s highest ranking law official, Attorney General …

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Protests and Riots Sweep the Country After Death of George Floyd

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Protests after the murder of George Floyd by a police officer have erupted across the country, along with riots and violence.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Over Memorial Day Weekend in Minneapolis, an officer kneeled on a man’s neck while being detained. This unnecessary and disturbing …

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Maricopa County’s Diversion Program Eliminates Participation Fee

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maricopa County aims to keep nonviolent first-time offenders out of prison with waiving their diversion program’s entry fee[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]In the past, if you were a first time offender with a drug-related or non-violent crime, you could get out of prison time …

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