PHOENIX (AP) - A judge decided prosecutors must testify after all at depositions in a lawsuit by a landscaper once charged in some of the freeway shootings in metro Phoenix during 2015. Judge David Campbell previously ruled prosecutors didn't have to testify at depositions in Leslie Merritt Jr.'s lawsuit. Campbell now says the depositions should move forward. He explained he didn't conclude all possible pretrial exchange of information with prosecutors should be barred.
PHOENIX (AP) - A lawsuit against four Arizona policemen has brought to light a body cam video that a sergeant taped of himself having sex. The U.S. District Court lawsuit filed in June by Richard Manriquez alleges officers violated his civil rights during a 2016 arrest because Superior Police Department hired "second chance" officers disciplined by other agencies. It says one, Anthony Doran, was fired after the video was discovered.
COCHISE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in Cochise County say a 77-year-old man has died after the car he was driving got stuck in flooded wash. County Sheriff's officials didn't immediately release the man's name Wednesday. They say the incident occurred about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the unincorporated community of Cochise in southeastern Arizona. The man called authorities to say water was halfway up the outside of his vehicle and was continuing to rise.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their Arizona apartment last year. Nicholas Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3 and likely will get probation. Tempe police arrested the 22-year-old last September on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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