Maricopa County supervisors are deciding Monday whether the sheriff's office begins receiving $2.4 million in racketeering and jail enhancement funds.Read More »
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Russell Pearce and other SB 1070 supporters are sending off 70,000 petition signatures urging Major League Baseball to ignore “critics and activists” they say are endangering plans to hold the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday, saying the Arizona lawman refused for more than a year to turn over records in an investigation into allegations his department discriminates against Hispanics.Read More »
Maricopa County officials will subpoena records that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has refused to turn over to U.S. Department of Justice lawyers who are investigating the police agency over allegations of discrimination and unconstitutional searches.Read More »
State and county election officials are investigating television ads by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that target Rick Romley and Tom Horne, both of whom are running against the sheriff’s political allies in separate races.Read More »
Complaints, threats and secret recordings have become the latest weapons of choice in the battle to become Maricopa County attorney.
Rick Romley’s GOP opponent in the Aug. 24 primary, Bill Montgomery, is dealing with criticism about a secretly recorded conversation in which he questions whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s mental abilities are declining and that Montgomery seems to take a softer stance on illegal immigration than he has taken publicly during his run for office.
Immigrant-rights groups are calling the arrest of a Phoenix civil rights leader “unlawful” and an example of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s abuse of power against vocal opponents.Read More »
Election officials are investigating a television ad by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's re-election campaign that targets interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley. The ad urges voters to re-elect Arpaio, who isn't up for re-election until 2012, while criticizing Romley.Read More »
The time Alfredo Gutierrez spent in handcuffs and behind bars July 29 was relatively short, but the former Democratic legislative leader said he hopes to parlay it into something bigger.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced July 20 that he will be opening a new section of his tent city jail, just for those convicted under Arizona’s new immigration law. The new section of the outdoor jail will be called “section 1070,” according to a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.Read More »