The legal ethics trial of Thomas is barely underway, but he has so far spent almost 90 percent of the $100,000 appropriation the county has approved for his defense.Read More »
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A former top finance official in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Sheriff Joe Arpaio knew about financial problems within the agency for years.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he plans to launch his 20th crime and immigration sweep in Phoenix in the near future.Read More »
Critics of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff on Wednesday called for his resignation and for the federal government to indict him and take control of his office amid allegations of corruption, racial profiling, and misspending.Read More »
As a volunteer police officer in this northwestern Arizona city, Harley Pettit saw young people get in trouble for everything from drugs and alcohol to vandalism. In a small community with not a lot to do, he said, the last thing young people need is another way to get into trouble.
He’s worried that’s exactly what medical marijuana will give them.
Late in 2009, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors began having an interpreter at their meetings, in response to a federal inquiry into the county's potential civil-rights violation for failing to provide an interpreter at public meetings for people who speak limited English. Since then, however, demand for the position has faded.Read More »
The Maricopa County Association of Governments says it has been awarded $1.4 million in federal grants for three programs that will provide more housing for homeless people.Read More »
Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley is urging President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to support the federal criminal investigation of county Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Read More »
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said an investigation he conducted shows clear evidence that members of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s staff deceived and withheld information from him, chief among them his former chief deputy, David Hendershott.Read More »
Records show top deputies in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office circulated offensive jokes about Mexicans at a time when the department faces a lawsuit alleging officers in Arizona's Maricopa County routinely racially profile immigrants during traffic stops.Read More »