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Justice in Pima County: Week 30

Justice in Pima County: Week 30

Earlier today, we learned that 20-year-old EMT Jake Dindinger succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the multiple casualty incident on Sunday, July 18. That event has now taken four lives: a Good Samaritan neighbor, an EMT in the line of fire, a big-hearted...
Justice in Pima County: Week 29

Justice in Pima County: Week 29

There’s been so much tragedy for our community to deal with the past week and, of course, the last 18 months. Violence is demanding our attention, in our neighborhoods and across the media. Because one of the primary roles of this Office is to prosecute people who...
Justice in Pima County: Week 27

Justice in Pima County: Week 27

As previously reported, we started the year with a backlog of 150 pending homicide cases. This was a tall order coming in, and it has required us to adjust the workings of PCAO’s Homicide Panel to meet the realities of the moment. What was once a monthly or biweekly...
Justice in Pima County: Week 26

Justice in Pima County: Week 26

It has been hard to be patient, but it was well worth the wait this week when the good folks at the ASU Criminology department gave us a presentation on all of our data from 2017 to the present. The data was fascinating and revelatory. We definitely could have geeked...