Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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

File photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio  (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Ariz. Sheriff Faces Profiling Allegations At Trial

For years, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America has vehemently denied allegations that his deputies racially profile Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.

07/19/2012

File photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio  (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Rally Set To Protest Arpaio’s Tent City

More than 1,000 critics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are expected to gather Saturday night for a rally to call for the closure of the sheriff’s complex of canvas jail tents.

06/23/2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010, file photo. The US Justice Department on May 10, 2012 sued Arpaio, his office and the county over civil rights violations involving racial profiling.  (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS / AFP / GettyImages)

Will Arpaio’s Popularity Continue Amid Lawsuit?

The careers of most politicians would crumble under the heavy scrutiny that the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America now faces.

05/12/2012

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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