PHOENIX (AP) - A 10-year-veteran of the Arizona's state police agency has resigned following the discovery that she was in the United States illegally. A Department of Public Safety spokesman said yesterday Carmen Figueroa was told by her family that she was born in the U.S., but she was actually born in Mexico. Her status was discovered during the processing of a passport application by her brother.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office scheduled a series of community meetings on Dec. 21 to comply with a federal judge's requirement in a case in which the agency was found to have racially profiled Latinos during its patrols. It's not yet known whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio will attend the court-ordered meetings.
PHOENIX (AP) - A co-defendant in one of Arizona's most notorious murder cases resumes testimony today against his accused accomplice in the 1991 killings of nine people at a Buddhist temple. Johnathan Doody was found guilty in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison, but an appeals court overturned his conviction in 2011. Alex Garcia pleaded guilty in the killings and was sentenced to life in prison in exchange for his testimony. He says that while he took part in the killings, the crime was Doody's idea.
PHOENIX (AP) - An attorney who has worked at the state Gaming Department since 2009 is the agency's new director. Gov. Jan Brewer promoted Daniel Bergin yesterday to lead the agency that oversees the state's tribal gaming compacts. He's been interim director since Mark Brnovich resigned in September to seek the Republican nomination for attorney general.
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