A prominent national advocacy group for Latinos has joined a call for the self-proclaimed "America's toughest sheriff" to resign from office amid a wide range of civil rights violations, botched sex crimes investigations and other alleged abuses.Read More »
Retired Phoenix police officer Paul Penzone announced Tuesday that he'll challenge Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in November.Read More »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas plans to file closing arguments Tuesday in an attorney discipline case against him.Read More »
Officials from Maricopa County are acting quickly to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for Congress.
The county’s supervisors will pick her replacement in a meeting Wednesday morning, Beth Lewallen, the county’s legislative liaison, confirmed today.
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 »
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 »
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.”