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 »
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A judge has ruled that cameras will be allowed in the attorney discipline proceedings of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and one of his former deputies, despite objections from the pair that the cameras would hinder the proceedings.Read More »
In a matter of hours, a dispute over a single word transformed a minor reform of county personnel systems into a full-blown overhaul.
County officials across the state are wary of a bill that many say was pushed through too hastily in the middle of the legislative session’s final night, with little input from the counties themselves. The bill wasn’t vetted properly, critics said, and is ripe for far-reaching unintended consequences.
A bill vetoed Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday would have changed the county personnel systems across Arizona except for Maricopa County.Read More »
An internal investigations shows that a former top deputy to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio engaged in immoral conduct and violated a range of office and county policies.Read More »
The former top deputy to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has officially resigned from the sheriff's office.Read More »
An investigator interviewed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for 5½ hours as part of a probe into allegations of misconduct involving the lawman's top aides.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will not release the findings of an investigation into the conduct of some of his top command staff.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants people to vote for their favorite mugshots.Read More »
Judges in the state’s justice courts are redrawing their precinct boundaries, a process that attracts little public attention but carries a full measure of political drama and intensity.
And Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce oversees the politically-partisan process of redrawing Maricopa County’s justice court districts.