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Arpaio to appeal order appointing monitor

Arpaio's office continues to probe sex-crime cases

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Lawyers for Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a judge’s October order that a court-appointed monitor oversee the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, among other things.

A federal judge in Phoenix ruled in May that the sheriff’s office and Arpaio singled out Latinos and that deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions.

In October, the judge ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure compliance with constitutional requirements.

Arpaio’s lawyers in a motion filed this week say they will appeal the order.

The May ruling came after a small group of Latinos sued the sheriff’s office for violating their constitutional rights, saying they were being detained simply because of their race.

Arpaio’s office had opposed the appointment of a monitor, arguing it would undermine his authority.


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  1. Sheriff Arpaio has never answered nor paid the consequences for ruining the lives of hundred of victims that resulted from his decision not to investigate crimes against children/women. The people should hold him accountable and maybe the monitor will help improve the operation of the Sheriff’s office. He is a proven racist who should not be in office, but more than that he did not protect children who rely on law enforcement to do their job. He did not do his job and has not paid the consequences.

  2. oraworldwide, Your well informed comment is spot-on! The Maricopa County Sheriff belongs is prison like so many other “prominent” sheriffs who abused their power have found themselves.

    A receiver is needed to overhaul the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office and their joined -at-the-hip child, the Maricopa County Attorney’s office.

  3. Using the taxpayers as fools for his ongoing legal battles, while enriching the lawyers.

    Time the sheriff pays his own legal fees and these cases would evaporate, along with all the money.

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