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Justice in Pima County: Week 8

Justice in Pima County: Week 8

Two months are in the books. Recall that true transparency means sharing the good, the bad & the feo. And so, here it is. • The Jail, Covid & Treatment for Substance Use Disorder At the start of the pandemic, Ms. LaWall authored a memo to law enforcement...
Justice in Pima County: Week 7

Justice in Pima County: Week 7

This week truly proved the old adage that taking a day off in the legal system in honor of a holiday will only serve up an avalanche packed into the remaining four days. Also, this week was very much victim-centric. We had multiple meetings with experts from across...
Justice in Pima County: Weeks 5 & 6

Justice in Pima County: Weeks 5 & 6

The week(s) started out in the best possible way. Pillars & Bridges of Tucson, a Black-led group working hard to create spaces that bring the community together with its elected officials, invited us to a massive fresh food grocery giveaway. More than 35,000...
Justice in Pima County: Week 4

Justice in Pima County: Week 4

After another jam-packed week, it is hard to believe we are a full month into this project. There’s much to cover, so I’ll dive in. * After the surge of Covid cases in our building (our people continue to recover, thank you), I discovered the Office had not yet asked...
Justice in Pima County: Week 3

Justice in Pima County: Week 3

The week began with a powerful service out of Tucson’s own Pilgrim’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church honoring Dr. King’s birthday and the peaceful arrival of a new national government. The intensity of emotion and anxiety surrounding Monday and Wednesday reminded us...
Justice in Pima County: Week 2

Justice in Pima County: Week 2

Our second week at the Pima County Attorney’s Office began early. On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10am, Dan South, our Criminal Chief Deputy who runs the entire Criminal Division of the Office, started receiving phone calls. Five attorneys were reporting...