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 »
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is wasting no time in kicking off his re-election.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday his office is investigating a report of a $1 million bounty on his head.Read More »
Bill Montgomery is taking his second stab at elective office, and for the second time he’s going up against an Arizona political fixture. In 2006, he lost the attorney general’s race to Terry Goddard. This time he is running for Maricopa County attorney against Rick Romley, who held the office for 16 years and has continued to work behind the scenes in Arizona politics since he left office in 2004. Earlier this year, Romley was appointed to serve as interim Maricopa County attorney.Read More »