Welcome to the MCAO Newsroom where you can check out the latest news releases for up to date information on current cases and programs, connect with our office through social media, or sit back and watch one of our informative videos. You’ll also find links to our monthly electronic newsletter and our calendar of upcoming community events.
Stay up to date with the latest newsworthy information from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
“Exonerated” Sex Offender Indicted on New Child Pornography Charges
A suspected rapist whose conviction was reversed in 2010 after a legal challenge by the Arizona Justice Project now faces ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. John Kenneth Watkins was arrested on the new charges on October 7, 2014, after admitting that he had been accessing child pornography on his work computer.
Ian MacDonald Sentenced for Scottsdale Nightclub Stabbing Death
Ian MacDonald will spend the next 18 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for fatally stabbing Tyrice Thompson during a fight outside a Scottsdale nightclub last year.
County Attorney Asks Appeals Court to Delay Order Allowing Bail for Undocumented Criminal Suspects
Maricopa County Bill Montgomery is asking a federal appeals court to delay the implementation of a recent ruling that allows undocumented aliens who are charged with a serious felony to be released on bail.
Each month we’ll include brief, useful updates on the projects, programs and developments that are helping the people of Maricopa County live safer lives. Combined with our website, our goal is to bring you a complete look at what we are doing to help communities strive to be crime-free and how we are repositioning the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as one of the top in the nation. You’ll also find out more about what’s going on in our active volunteer events, and stay on top of upcoming business events and announcements.
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