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Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants jury to decide his contempt case

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpiao.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpiao. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants a jury to decide whether he should be convicted of a criminal contempt-of-court charge for disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case.

His attorney filed court papers saying that an elected official’s actions should be decided by an impartial jury of his peers, not a judge.

Prosecutors had previously sought a bench trial for the misdemeanor case.

Arpaio faces the charge for prolonging his immigration patrols for 17 months after a judge ordered them stopped.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He acknowledged the contempt violation but has said it wasn’t intentional.

His trial is set for April 4.

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2 comments

  1. Who would willingly be HIS peer?

  2. Sol! Any law abiding legal citizen who understands that the rule of law helps to keep all other law abiding citizens safe & free. Mr. Arpaio was dedicated to enforcing the law which is what nations do to keep their sovereignty. It is the globalists who buck against this for they want a One World Government with the masses enslaved. Would you be their first puppet to step up to the plate of enslavement? Would you step aside and let another Joe disliker go first? Interesting………..

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