Sheriff Joe Arpaio
As county officials in metro Phoenix work to enact a budget for the next fiscal year, they are confronted with a looming financial liability: the legal costs associated with Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial-profiling case.
In a bombshell revelation, Sheriff Joe Arpaio acknowledged Thursday that his office was behind a secret investigation into the wife of the judge presiding over a racial-profiling lawsuit against the brash Arizona lawman known for his anti-immigration patrols.
A law enforcement officer provided a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office on Tuesday during a contempt-of-court hearing in which the officer said the sheriff was to blame for ignoring a 2011 order that barred his signature immigration patrols.
The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge’s orders in a racial profiling case.
Federal prosecutors have declined to participate in talks to settle contempt-of-court proceedings against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and some of his top aides for violating court orders in a racial profiling case.
Maricopa County sheriff deputies found over 100 animals, including zebras and an alpaca, on someone’s property.
A judge has barred Maricopa County officials from enforcing two Arizona identity-theft laws that have been used to convict hundreds of immigrant workers.
An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.
An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.
judge will decide if a prosecutor will investigate Sheriff Joe Arpaio for contempt of court after repeatedly disregarding orders in a racial-profiling case that has dogged the lawman for several years.