A one-time prison visitor fee that goes toward maintaining state-run lockups does not amount to a tax and is constitutional, a Maricopa County judge ruled in a lawsuit challenging the fee.Read More »
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Attorneys seeking the disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and one of his deputies say in written closing arguments filed today that no other penalty for the former prosecutors will repair the damage they caused.
“About a year after Thomas assumed office as County Attorney, it became clear that he had lost all objectivity about his role as a lawyer and as County Attorney,” Gleason wrote.
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.
The investigative report by the U.S. Department of Justice may have ignited Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s critics, but his political allies said their support for the sheriff remains unwavering.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has always been fond of saying he’s accountable only to the voters.
But the U.S. Department of Justice took the first steps Dec. 15 toward making Arpaio answer to the federal government after unveiling the results of a civil rights probe that one investigator described as “the most egregious racial profiling in the United States.”
Maricopa County has decided to push back against the multi-million dollar contributions the state has forced it and four other counties to provide during the past three fiscal years to help fill holes in the budget.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has hired an outside consultant as part of a plan to revamp the office's employee discipline policy.Read More »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas defended failed investigations that he and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office launched into county officials as necessary for rooting out corruption.Read More »
A former prosecutor who teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to make failed criminal cases against three county officials is scheduled to testify Wednesday about his role in pressing cases that critics say were trumped up.Read More »
Former Deputy County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon never wavered during testimony today from her belief that filing criminal charges and a racketeering suit against County Supervisors and judges feuding with Andrew Thomas was legally justified.Read More »