The claim alleges illegal detention, illegal search and racial profiling.
There are more underage victims of sex trafficking in Arizona than are currently identified through the juvenile court system, Arizona State University researchers have found.
The promised string of legal challenges to how law-enforcement agencies are applying Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, is under way.
A legal claim filed today says the Tucson Police Department acted improperly in a traffic stop last fall that drew dozens of protestors.
Law-enforcement officers along the border approached and detained people suspected of recently crossing into the country illegally even before Arizona’s tough new immigration law.
There was a time not long ago when the Border Patrol thanked Arizona officers for their cooperation with barbecues and practice ammunition. Now, departments get millions a year in paid overtime, with some officers nearly doubling their salaries and dozens more marked cars out patrolling the streets.
Cristina Loya was stopped for speeding in May by an unmarked car that was in front of her as she pulled into the parking lot of her daughter’s high school.
The immigration-status checks SB 1070 requires are not always as simple as a request for information sent over the radio.
SB 1070 was supposed to standardize local immigration enforcement across Arizona.
Just more than a year after SB 1070’s divisive show-me-your papers provisions came into effect, Tucson marked the occasion with capsules of pepper spray.