Federal authorities say they intend to file a lawsuit against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department over allegations of civil rights violations.Read More »
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Federal authorities who accused Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office of civil rights allegations say the county's top prosecutor can find facts to back up the allegations in the sheriff's own records.Read More »
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 »
America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is fast approaching a crossroads where he must decide either to settle claims that his officers racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols — and overhaul his practices — or take his chances at trial.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 »
A group says it has collected nearly 100,000 online petitions signatures from across the country to demand that federal authorities prove their allegations that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations.Read More »
Retired Phoenix police officer Paul Penzone announced Tuesday that he'll challenge Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in November.Read More »
An estimated 100 opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are expected to rally in downtown Phoenix on Friday to protest the treatment of an inmate in one of Arpaio's jails and racial profiling allegations against the sheriff's office.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose office has been accused of a wide range of civil rights violations, faces a Wednesday deadline to say whether his agency will hold discussions with federal officials about ways to correct the alleged violations.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery today joined the chorus of Republicans questioning the political motives of the U.S. Department of Justice and its release of findings that the Sheriff’s Office has followed a practice of racial profiling.
Montgomery also said he’s also going to ask the federal government to reinstate a program it stripped from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Thursday that allows detention officers to check the immigration status of people who are getting processed into jail.