Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 29, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Recall Bid Against Arpaio Facing Tough Odds

Volunteers set up a table outside a music festival one day last month to gather signatures for a drive to oust the notoriously polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix. The venue, with its largely liberal crowd, seemed the perfect place to drum up support.

04/22/2013

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010, file photo. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Authorities Intercept Explosive Device Sent To Sheriff Arpaio

Authorities say law officers in Arizona have intercepted an explosive device that was earmarked for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

04/12/2013

File photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arpaio Launches Armed Volunteer Patrols Outside Schools

The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has launched a plan to have as many as 500 armed volunteers patrol areas just outside schools in an effort to guard against shootings like month’s attack at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 people dead.

01/10/2013

File photo of cats. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)

Hoarder Found Dead In Arizona Home With Over 30 Cats

A woman has been found dead in her suburban Phoenix home where she lived with 31 cats.

08/22/2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010 photo. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Arpaio’s Own Words Used Against Him In Racial Profiling Trial

When Joe Arpaio, the tough-talking Arizona law enforcement official, found himself in the awkward position of having his own words used against him in a discrimination lawsuit, the usually brash sheriff was unusually quiet.

07/25/2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends a rally for the Tea Party Express national tour on Oct. 22, 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Take Stand In Racial Profiling Case

An Arizona sheriff known nationally for his hardline stance on illegal immigration is expected to take the witness stand Tuesday and face allegations that his trademark immigration sweeps amounted to racial profiling against Hispanics.

07/24/2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, right, attends a rally for the Tea Party Express national tour October 22, 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Justice Department: Sheriff Arpaio ‘Not Negotiating In Good Faith’

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff was negotiating in bad faith, jeopardizing efforts to settle civil rights charges stemming from allegations of racial profiling against Latinos.

04/03/2012

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