Advocacy group No More Deaths found that the sheriff’s department handled distress calls based on perceived immigration status. Sheriff Nanos disputes the findings, says whether calls are transferred to Border Patrol is based purely on proximity.
The Cochise County Sheriff's Office will use state funding to partner with law enforcement agencies throughout the state to increase patrols in the county to manage human smuggling incidents and other border-related crimes.
The Tohono O'odham Nation in southern Arizona on Friday blasted the decision by the U.S. Attorney's Office not to prosecute Border Patrol agents who shot and killed a member of the tribe after they were summoned by tribal police.
The family of Tohono O’odham member Raymond Mattia say they regularly called Border Patrol when they needed assistance. They say Mattia was a peaceful man and community leader and don’t understand why agents shot him dead outside his home on May 18.
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