Democrats and Latino groups at a press conference today called for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign, but admitting the call will fall on deaf ears, they also offered a more realistic option.Read More »
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Authorities are investigating what was reported to be an explosive device addressed to Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America" known for his strict treatment of jail inmates and cracking down on illegal immigration.Read More »
A federal jury has ruled the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office didn't discriminate against a Muslim man who claims he lost his job as a jail detention officer over a dispute about his beard.Read More »
One of the last witnesses at a trial aimed at settling allegations over whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office racially profiles Latinos says officers acted properly in pulling over the people who brought the case to court.Read More »
A decision by the Obama administration to sever agreements that authorized local law enforcers to check people’s legal status will get its first public hearing by a legislative body tomorrow.
The hearing starts at 1:30 p.m. in the House.
There were no TV cameras, no scrum of reporters, no protesters — and there was no swagger inside the courtroom when the typically brash Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the stand to face critics who say he and his deputies racially profile Hispanics.Read More »
A trial will begin as scheduled on July 19 in a racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio after the judge who will decide the case rejected handing the matter to another judge. The question of whether U.S. District Judge Murray Snow should stay on the case had raised the possibility of pushing back the trial until after the November election in which Arpaio is seeking a sixth term.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge to reject Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to dismiss parts of a lawsuit by the federal government that alleges the sheriff's office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations.Read More »
A federal judge has ended court oversight of food and sanitary conditions at Maricopa County jails after he concluded that deficiencies there have been corrected sufficiently.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step for the agency after months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.Read More »