Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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

Arpaio Temporarily Suspends Immigration Efforts

An Arizona sheriff who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement is reconsidering his crackdowns — and other law enforcement officials who followed his lead are expected to eventually back away, too.

06/07/2013

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

Campaign To Force Recall Election Against Sheriff Arpaio Fails

A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix has failed.

05/31/2013

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

Recall Bid Against Ariz. Sheriff Faces Deadline

A group trying to oust the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix faces a Thursday deadline for handing in voter signatures in an uphill battle to force a recall election against the lawman.

05/30/2013

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/GettyImages)

Arpaio Says He Could Lose If Recall Race Is Called

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s afraid he could lose his post if his critics succeed in forcing a recall election against him.

03/25/2013

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 Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Pastor Accused Of Selling Heroin, Meth

An Arizona pastor is under arrest for charges of selling drugs, including heroin, meth, and prescription drugs.

12/03/2012

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

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