The following clips are from my time as an Arizona Republic and Santa Fe New Mexican reporter. Some are behind a paywall. Please use the following information to read a story behind a paywall:
An Arizona Republic analysis shows that most Phoenix police shootings occur in poorer neighborhoods where Hispanics are the majority.
An Arizona Republic analysis found that a majority of police officers rarely use their firearms. But a few shot and killed up to five people in a decade.
When an inmate or suspect dies in jail or during an arrest, it rarely receives public attention, even though it happens every 21 days. Is it time for greater accountability?
Data shows officers over a span of 2.5 years called ICE officials 6,000 times. In 5% of cases, a person was found to be in the country illegally. And even fewer were arrested by ICE.
Despite its estimated five million members worldwide and attention-grabbing temples, La Luz del Mundo has largely sat on the periphery of more mainstream religions in the U.S. But recent sex-crime charges against the church’s leader have pushed it into the public spotlight.
In Arizona, where officers' use of deadly force has been closely examined, the marshals' shootings largely have gone unnoticed. But they reflect a broader theme of the state's use of deadly force: Officers can shoot someone and expect not to get criminally charged.
“Most suspects are mentally prepared to react violently.”
And “you could die today, tomorrow, or next Friday.”
Those are among the dire warnings contained in the state Law Enforcement Academy’s newly proposed training curriculum. The draft comes as the academy, which sets the tone for police recruit training statewide, has already instituted a program that puts less restraint on officers in deciding when to use deadly force, despite a series of officer-involved shootings in New Mexico.
Gari’s case illustrates the effects of President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to immigration enforcement. Previously, immigration agents wouldn’t target an unauthorized resident who was sponsoring a child. But that changed under the Trump administration.
With Trump’s decision to vastly expand the pool of undocumented immigrants who could be subject to deportation, Everlido is among thousands of parents in the U.S. illegally who are scrambling to find contingency plans for their children.
As immigration issues continue to roil Congress and spark debates across the country, transplants from Chihuahua have found a welcoming place in a neighborhood on Santa Fe’s south side. In fact, so many people have moved here from the region that some have come to call the Airport Road area “Little Chihuahua.”