17 Counts of Sex Trafficking: 196 Years in Prison January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and to illustrate the seriousness of these crimes, and the penalties they carry, we’d like to highlight a recent prosecution. Leon Jerome Daniels (03/24/1987) was sentenced on July 1, 2016 for 17 counts related to […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Arizona is actively fighting to rescue and protect victims and put the perpetrators behind bars. In April 2013, Arizona’s Human Trafficking Task Force was created by then-Governor Jan Brewer in an effort to discover incidents of human trafficking, identify ways to end these […]

Maricopa County is the fourth largest county in the U.S. by population with over 4 million residents within our jurisdiction. We are the third largest county-based prosecutor’s office in the U.S., behind the Cook County District Attorney’s Office in the metro Chicago area and Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. […]

Americans today are experiencing historic lows in crime and those living in Arizona and Maricopa County even more so. In fact, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report reveals that Arizona’s crime rates are at 45 – 50 year lows, with all-time lows in our murder, burglary and motor vehicle theft rates. […]

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) released a report on completion of a Pilot Cities Project, in which the City of Mesa was selected to participate. The project, Intelligence-Led Community Policing, Community Prosecution, and Community Partnerships (IL3CP), employed innovative techniques to combat crime and […]