A Kingman police dog that became overwhelmed by the heat while searching for lost hikers has died.

Ryan Heinsius

Activists gathered in downtown Flagstaff Sunday to protest what they view as extreme police violence against minority populations including Native Americans. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they called for the firing of a Winslow police officer who shot and killed a Navajo woman in March.

A woman who was fatally shot by an Arizona police officer earlier this year had medical scissors in her hand as she approached him, the officer's body camera video released Wednesday shows.

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Navajo Nation officials are condemning the decision by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office not to charge a Winslow police officer in the shooting death of a Navajo woman. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they’re calling on the U.S. Justice Department to open a federal investigation. 

St. Johns police chief Daniel Brown is like a lot of top cops in small Arizona towns — short of staff, short of administrative support, and short on crime.

Hate crime is not an issue in St. Johns — population 3,483 as of last year.

But St. Johns hasn't been filing its required reports on the crimes, for at least six years, even though they'd just show a zero.

The department is among five across Arizona that have failed to file FBI hate crime reports every year since 2009, filings that help the Department of Justice and others track the ebb and flow of hate crimes.