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Jun 3, 2019

Supreme Court refuses to hear claims Arpaio conspired with counterfeiter

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio may still be going through court battles over racial profiling, but he is off the hook in another case in which a photographer accused him of making a deal with a counterfeiter.

In this February 4, 2009, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio orders approximately 200 convicted illegal immigrants handcuffed together and moved into a separate area of Tent City for incarceration until their sentences are served and they are deported to their home countries. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Sep 1, 2017

Arpaio’s political future uncertain, pulls tricks from the past

Joe Arpaio is flirting with another campaign that will never happen, according to some political insiders, but he could still serve as an effective surrogate for rising conservative figures.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Phoenix. Maricopa County sheriff's deputies made dozens of arrests in the sting in which undercover officers posed as 16-year-old girls as men responded to an online ad. The investigation also resulted in numerous drug-related arrests. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Dec 16, 2014

Obama administration urging court to toss Arpaio immigration lawsuit

The Obama administration is urging dismissal of a lawsuit that would dismantle the president's immigration program, an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

Dec 12, 2013

Arpaio’s office schedules community meetings

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will hold a series of community meetings on Dec. 21 in connection with a court case in which the agency was found to have systematically racially profiled Latinos during its patrols.

Arpaio's office continues to probe sex-crime cases
Nov 1, 2013

Arpaio to appeal order appointing monitor

Lawyers for Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a judge's October order that a court-appointed monitor oversee the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, among other things.

Oct 4, 2013

Order of monitor for sheriff’s department draws criticism

After a federal judge ordered that a monitor guard against racial profiling by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Denise Velez showed up with a handful of demonstrators Thursday to fill out a tongue-in-cheek application to “babysit” Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Apr 19, 2013

Arizona Senate kills recall overhaul bill

The Arizona Senate has struck down an effort that would make it harder for voters to recall unpopular incumbents in a rare move that saw Republicans join Democrats against a GOP priority designed to protect lawmakers, and possibly, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

In this April 3, 2012 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens in during a news conference in Phoenix. Sheriff Arpaio has been in office 20 years, mainly by being tough on crime and, more recently, illegal immigration. But the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America is in the middle of the most difficult re-election fight of his career, largely because those themes are being turned against him. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Dec 13, 2012

Civil rights case against Joe Arpaio can move forward

A judge has dismissed an Arizona sheriff's office from a lawsuit alleging the agency carried out a pattern of discrimination against Latinos in its immigration patrols, but rejected a request to dismiss Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio himself from the case.

Oct 23, 2012

Arpaio campaign uses confused early ballot warning in robocall

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s re-election campaign launched a robocall Monday warning that county officials don’t want voters to give their early ballot to anyone who offers to deliver it to the recorder’s office.

But that warning, the elections officials say, is not accurate.

May 14, 2012

Arpaio’s popularity in question amid lawsuit

The careers of most politicians would crumble under the heavy scrutiny that the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America now faces.

May 9, 2012

Justice Department plans to sue sheriff Arpaio

Federal authorities say they intend to file a lawsuit against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department over allegations of civil rights violations.

Apr 9, 2012

Feds respond to criticism about Arpaio allegations

Federal authorities who accused Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office of civil rights allegations say the county's top prosecutor can find facts to back up the allegations in the sheriff's own records.