A report by Arizona State University says drug use is on the rise among Maricopa County jail inmates.
Using urine tests and inmate questionnaires, researchers found that opiate use had increased. Opiates include heroin and many prescription drugs. Officials with the Maricopa County jails and Correctional Health Services claim they have not seen the report...A Phoenix police officer accidentally shot a suspect yesterday.
Officers were looking for the 27-year-old suspect after reports that he'd pistol-whipped someone. Officers converged on his apartment, and when a sergeant turned a corner, he ran right into the suspect and was so startled he discharged his gun, police say. The suspect was shot in the shoulder...A nurse's assistant has been arrested and charged with molesting a 14-year-old patient.
Eddie Parker, 27, was an assistant at St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center. Staff members from the hospital contacted police after learning of an incident between Parker and the patient. Among other charges, Parker has been hit with four counts of sexual abuse...