Maricopa County officials will subpoena records that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has refused to turn over to U.S. Department of Justice lawyers who are investigating the police agency over allegations of discrimination and unconstitutional searches.Read More »
Court records made public Thursday show that a grand jury ended its investigation of a judge, county officials and one of their lawyers on corruption allegations, but the reason for concluding the probe is a subject of dispute.Read More »
State and county election officials are investigating television ads by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that target Rick Romley and Tom Horne, both of whom are running against the sheriff’s political allies in separate races.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the 78-year-old ex-federal drug agent known for his Arizona immigration sweeps and tent city lockups, faced jeering protesters in San Diego before speaking to a conservative group about his law enforcement tactics in Phoenix.Read More »
Complaints, threats and secret recordings have become the latest weapons of choice in the battle to become Maricopa County attorney.
Rick Romley’s GOP opponent in the Aug. 24 primary, Bill Montgomery, is dealing with criticism about a secretly recorded conversation in which he questions whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s mental abilities are declining and that Montgomery seems to take a softer stance on illegal immigration than he has taken publicly during his run for office.
Tom Horne wants a judge to bar Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio from attacking him in campaign ads, and the Arizona Secretary of State's Office is investigating the television commercial that sparked the case.Read More »
A lawyer for an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants said Thursday that the U.S. Justice Department's threat to sue over records for its civil rights investigation is premature because his client is willing to cooperate with certain elements of the probe.Read More »
Immigrant-rights groups are calling the arrest of a Phoenix civil rights leader “unlawful” and an example of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s abuse of power against vocal opponents.Read More »
Election officials are investigating a television ad by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's re-election campaign that targets interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley. The ad urges voters to re-elect Arpaio, who isn't up for re-election until 2012, while criticizing Romley.Read More »
The Justice Department on Tuesday notified an Arizona sheriff's office known for its efforts against illegal immigrants that it has refused to cooperate with a civil rights investigation, is not in compliance with federal law and the department is threatening to sue.Read More »