Arpaio to release report on bungled investigations
Published: February 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm
The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has released 10,000 pages of documents on an internal probe into sex-crime cases.
The documents released Monday afternoon explain why hundreds of sex-crime cases were either inadequately investigated or not looked into at all during a three-year period ending in 2007.
The investigation was launched in May 2008 after a city that paid Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office for police services discovered at least 32 reported child molestations in which the agency failed to follow through.
Arpaio’s office reopened more 400 sex-crimes cases that were reported to the agency but were inadequately investigated or not investigated at all after they were reported.