Federal authorities trying to settle civil rights allegations against America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff said Tuesday that the sheriff's office has negotiated in bad faith and risks ending settlement talks.Read More »
Latino and black leaders in metro Phoenix released a long list of recommendations Friday for overhauling Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office and asked the U.S. Department of Justice to consider the proposals during negotiations to settle civil rights allegations against Arpaio's office.Read More »
Latino and black leaders will hold a forum in Phoenix Tuesday night to gather public input on what sort of agreement the U.S. Justice Department should strike with Sheriff Joe Arpaio to settle civil rights allegations against the police agency.Read More »
The act of sending out sexually suggestive photos via the Internet ended the political careers of two New York congressmen last year. But while many questioned his judgment, outrage involving Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s similar actions was mostly muted at the state Capitol. So far, no Republican or Democratic lawmakers have called for his resignation.Read More »
Critics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ran a TV ad during the Republican presidential debate in Arizona that called for the lawman's resignation.Read More »
Attorneys for the ex-boyfriend of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu proclaimed their client’s innocence today, saying he never hacked into the lawman’s campaign websites.
Adnan Horan, attorney for Jose Orozco, a Mexican citizen who claimed in a news article that Babeu threatened him with deportation after their relationship disintegrated, held a news conference announcing Orozco’s denial of any wrongdoing, but Orozco was absent and Horan answered few questions.
In the wake of the allegations late last week, Babeu has seen his support in the CD4 race begin to erode, most noticeably in Pinal County.Read More »
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s weekend confirmation that he is gay makes him the fourth openly gay or bisexual candidate seeking a congressional seat in Arizona this year.Read More »
The report published by Phoenix New Times detailing threats supposedly made by Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to an ex-boyfriend should prompt some reflection on an important question: When does the private become a public matter, and was the New Times justified in also revealing personal details about Babeu’s love life?Read More »
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu today emphatically denied allegations that he or his attorney threatened to deport a jilted ex-lover after their relationship soured, as a Phoenix newspaper reported on Friday, and said he plans to remain sheriff and continue his campaign for higher office.Read More »