AZ Republic-Mesa police to question arrestees’ migrant status

July 11, 2008

Mesa police to question arrestees’ migrant status Criminal suspects believed to be here illegally will be referred to federal officers by Gary Nelson – Jul. 3, 2008 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Mesa unveiled a new immigration-enforcement policy Wednesday, making it clear that everyone arrested in the city will be asked about their immigration status. […]

EV Tribune-Mesa revises immigration-status policy

July 11, 2008

July 2, 2008 – 10:35PM Mesa revises immigration-status policy Sonu Munshi, Tribune Anyone arrested by Mesa police will be asked their immigration status and federal authorities will be contacted if there’s reason to believe the person is in the country illegally, police Chief George Gascón announced Wednesday. Mesa clarifies immigration policy during arrests The message […]

EV Tribune-Mesa looking to civilians to aid in police work

July 11, 2008

July 2, 2008 – 12:14AM Mesa looking to civilians to aid in police work Katie McDevitt, Tribune Officer shortages plague the East Valley and costs of policing are on the rise — so Mesa police Chief George Gascón is figuring out a way to weave more citizens into crime-fighting. Mesa police chief: Crime is dropping […]

EV Tribune-Mesa clarifies immigration policy during arrests

July 11, 2008

July 1, 2008 – 6:50PM Updated: July 1, 2008 – 8:45PM Mesa clarifies immigration policy during arrests Sonu Munshi, Tribune A revised city policy will require Mesa police to contact federal immigration authorities if they have reason to believe a person arrested is in the country illegally, Mayor Scott Smith confirmed Tuesday. Mesa formalizing policy […]

AZ Republic-Sheriff tells Mesa of sweep

July 11, 2008

Sheriff tells Mesa of sweep Crime-suppression event set for Thursday by Senta Scarborough, JJ Hensley and Gary Nelson – Jun. 25, 2008 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is bringing his crime-suppression sweep to Mesa on Thursday but hasn’t provided details about the operation to Mesa police, Chief George Gascón said. […]

AZ Republic Article-Police doing deeper background checks

July 11, 2008

Police doing deeper background checks by Senta Scarborough – Jun. 20, 2008 05:53 AM The Arizona Republic Mesa police will get a better look at a person’s criminal history with extra background checks that began this week. The two police unions don’t agree on whether officers can complete the checks and still have time to […]

EV Tribune-Mesa police to check background of all arrested

July 11, 2008

June 14, 2008 – 6:11PM Mesa police to check background of all arrested Katie McDevitt, Tribune Mesa police officers on Monday will begin conducting criminal history checks on everyone they arrest, even those who are cited and released. Police officials believe the new mandate will give officers more knowledge on suspects’ background. But some patrol […]

KTAR-Mesa, sheriff spar over crime suppression operation

July 11, 2008

Mesa, sheriff spar over crime suppression operation June 25th, 2008 @ 5:33am by Sandra Haros/KTAR Mesa Police Chief George Gascon wants more information about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s crime suppression operation, scheduled to come to Mesa on Thursday. Gascon said Tuesday that he was not happy at the way he learned about the operation […]

AZ Republic Article-Police doing deeper background checks

July 11, 2008

Police doing deeper background checks by Senta Scarborough – Jun. 20, 2008 05:53 AM The Arizona Republic Mesa police will get a better look at a person’s criminal history with extra background checks that began this week. The two police unions don’t agree on whether officers can complete the checks and still have time to […]

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