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Video: Tucson Officer Fired for Pointing Gun at Clerk

July 17, 2013
A Tucson (Ariz.) Police officer on probationary status was fired Tuesday for pointing a gun at a convenience store clerk while intoxicated. The agency confirmed the firing 23-year-old Kyle McCartin on its Facebook page.

Intoxicated Officer Points Gun at Clerk

July 17, 2013

A Tucson (Ariz.) Police officer on probationary status was fired Tuesday for pointing a gun at a convenience store clerk while intoxicated. Read the full story here.

Ariz. Law Requires Police to Sell Buyback Guns

April 30, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Monday aimed specifically at halting Tucson's practice of allowing police to destroy guns that people voluntarily surrender through buyback programs.

Activist To Hand Out Shotguns In High-Crime Areas

March 27, 2013
A Tucson, Ariz., activist said he plans to hand out free shotguns in three high-crime neighborhoods to help citizens and police deter criminal activity. A city councilman called the plan "absolute lunacy."

Electronic Evidence Management

February 22, 2013

Managing evidence is one of law enforcement's most critical tasks. Automating evidence management enables property room personnel to know where their evidence is and why.

Ariz. Lt. Demoted for Racy Photos, Video

February 5, 2013
A Tucson (Ariz.) Police lieutenant has been demoted to sergeant, after an internal investigation revealed she sent racy photos and a video to another officer.

Wounded Ariz. Cop Leaves Hospital

December 20, 2012
A Tucson (Ariz.) Police officer shot in the head while responding to a residential alarm call has left the hospital and hopes to return to duty within six months.

Ariz. Sgt. Shot In Head Critical

November 19, 2012
A Tucson (Ariz.) Police sergeant was shot in the head, after responding to a residential alarm early Sunday morning.

Feds Investigate Ford CVPI Steering Failure

September 17, 2012
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary evaluation of a steering failure on Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptors in the 2005-2008 model years. A possible recall could affect as many as 195,000 vehicles.

Tucson Cop Faces Termination for On-Duty DUI

May 23, 2012
A four-year Tucson Police officer could lose her job for driving to work while severely intoxicated on Tuesday morning. Officer Lynsey Coutts was arrested after registering a BAC of 0.235, nearly three times the legal limit.

Mission Critical Conversations

March 27, 2012

The Columbine High School massacre underscored what can happen when tactical teams cannot communicate. Fast-forward 13 years, and such incompatibility still exists for many tactical teams, particularly those in mid-size to small departments.

Feds Fund Hiring of 1,000 Local Officers

September 29, 2011
The DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office awarded the grants to 238 law enforcement agencies and municipalities. The awards will create or help preserve 1,021 sworn law enforcement positions.

Home Invasions: Side Effects of the Drug War

November 3, 2010

Drug-related home invasions are especially prevalent in the Sunbelt. Southern Arizona, Texas, and Atlanta serve as distribution points for traffickers delivering narcotic loads from Mexican drug trafficking organizations to distribution points where dealers and street gangs wait for their arrival.

Tucson Home Invasions: Marine Double-Cross

August 17, 2010

Tucson PD officers responding to a suspicious-activity call of armed men in a residential alley were met with two heavily armed former marines just home from Iraq. According to the initial investigation, one marine double-crossed his buddy on a drug deal, by bringing in a third crew to rob the "hydro weed." One was a skilled markesmen with a heavy duty arsenal determined to fight, when the high-powered rifle malfunctioned. Responding officers used airborne and K-9 units to search unpaved alleys and scrub brush between the homes, where the suspects were eventually apprehended by the home invasion unit. Crime scene photos courtesy of Tucson PD.

Tucson Home Invasions: The Missing Man

July 20, 2010

In the south Arizona drug trade, armed home invasions usually differ from other robberies because police don't have a traditional victim or witnesses. They can be dynamic, armed confrontations in the middle of the night between drug crews looking to heist drugs and money. View crime scene photos from one case, in which the Tucson PD's home invasion special investigative unit arrived to find a blood-stained driveway, spray of rifle rounds embedded in doors and walls, as well as a pair of ostrich boots. Photos courtesy of Tucson PD.

Tucson PD's Home Invasion Unit

July 20, 2010

The Tucson (Ariz.) PD started its home invasion unit two years ago to curb paramilitary raids on drug houses by well-organized crews with military grade weapons. The crews were well trained and often posed as police officers. In an interview from Tucson PD headquarters on Tuesday, the unit's Sgt. Bob Jimenez discussed the unit's approach to enforcement and outlined two recent cases, including a shootout with two former Marines with an SKS rifle. View the "Tucson Home Invasions: The Missing Man" photo gallery of one of the cases.

Tucson Officer Sues to Overturn Arizona Immigration Law

April 30, 2010
Officer Martin Escobar claims the law will hinder police investigations in areas that are predominately Hispanic and needlessly divert police resources.

Tucson Recruit Fired, Charged In Sex Abuse Case

December 9, 2009
Gabriel Edwards, 23, was in his seventh week at the Tucson Police Department's academy. He has been terminated.

Tucson SWAT Raid Nets 2,000 Pounds Marijuana, 5 Arrests

November 24, 2009
During a SWAT raid of a Holiday Inn, Tucson police recovered 2,000 pounds of marijuana and various weapons as they arrested five suspects, including two who hid in the ceiling as officers entered the property.

Officer Injured During 7-Hour Standoff With Suicidal, Armed Man

August 12, 2009
SWAT officers, who deployed a tactical robot, shot the man when he came out of the house and refused to put down his firearm.
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