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Kirby Cleveland faces a possible life sentence in the killing of Navajo Nation Officer Houston Largo, who was shot March 11, 2017, on a dark road in western New Mexico while responding to a domestic violence call.
The state Department of Transportation said eastbound Interstate 40 was closed for about an hour after the wreck occurred at 3:30 a.m. near the junction with Interstate 17.
A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled December execution of Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo double-murderer, saying it needs time to consider his claim that he was not allowed to question jurors for potential racial bias.
A small northeastern Arizona tribe has taken over some law enforcement duties from a federal agency in a move to promote self-governance.
The Navajo Police Department said they are actively addressing concerns from the Navajo public stemming from social media posts regarding white vans in various communities that appear suspicious.