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PHOENIX (AP) — The former top deputy to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has officially resigned from the sheriff's office while another top aide has retired.
Last week, Arpaio fired Chief Deputy David Hendershott and Deputy Chief Larry Black, both effective at 5 p.m. May 5.
The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday that Hendershott submitted his resignation in a letter delivered to county officials. He asked that the resignation become effective May 4, but Arpaio said he was making the resignation effective immediately.
Black submitted his notice of retirement Wednesday after 35 years with the Sheriff's Office, effective May 3.
The terminations arose from an administrative investigation of alleged misconduct involving Hendershott, Black and Capt. Joel Fox.
Fox remains on paid administrative leave.
The No. 2 official at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and another top aide to Sheriff Joe Arpaio were fired Friday after a six-month investigation into alleged misconduct at the police agency.
The terminations of Chief Deputy David Hendershott and Deputy Chief Larry Black are effective May 5.
The firings were first reported by The Arizona Republic.
The termination letters for Hendershott and Black say their firings arose from an administrative investigation of Hendershott, Black and Capt. Joel Fox.
Fox remains on paid administrative leave.
Prosecutors who are investigating abuse-of-power allegations against the sheriff's office have subpoenaed the report of the investigation.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced Friday night that he'll be hiring special outside counsel and other expert staff to assist him in an investigation into alleged misconduct by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
The Yavapai County Attorney is accusing Maricopa County’s top law enforcers of abusing their power.
A review of credit card records has found that high-level officials within the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office routinely made charges that violated office policy.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors board member Mary Rose Wilcox, right, and board chairman Don Stapley announce they want an outside agency to probe the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office during a news conference Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Phoenix. The announcement comes after one of Arpaio's top aides wrote a 63-page memo last month calling for an investigation of the sheriff's second-in-command, Chief Deputy David Hendershott, and two other high-ranking deputies due to years of alleged mismanagement and misconduct. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says a six-month investigation into alleged misconduct by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has been completed. However, Babeu says his office is prohibited by law from releasing any details of the probe.
Seven political activists claiming their civil rights were violated are getting nearly $475,000 from Maricopa County.
Money that Sheriff Joe Arpaio uses to conduct work place raids has been cut off by interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley.
Money that Sheriff Joe Arpaio uses to conduct work place raids has been cutoff by interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley.
An actor and comedian whose arrest five years ago for impersonating a police officer came as he spoofed Sheriff Joe Arpaio is taking the sheriff to court alleging wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution and abuse of power.
Two prosecutors took the stand Tuesday in a hearing to determine whether the criminal case against Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox should be dismissed.
The Maricopa Country Sheriff’s Office has many large problems, but one that I’ve not heard mentioned is the overweight condition of so many of its officers.
Short takes from the Tribune Editorial Board ...
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is fighting a statewide effort to punish law enforcement officials caught abusing anabolic steroids.
Arizona lawmakers have identified many issues they want to act on during the 2007 regular session that started Monday; they already started preliminary work on tougher criminal sentences and highway construction funding.
A spokesman for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Saturday that the agency takes a hard stance against deputies who abuse anabolic steroids.
The presiding criminal judge of Maricopa County Superior Court threatened to begin releasing jail inmates and publicly blame Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his crime suppression operations unless prisoners in county jails started showing up to court on time.
It was the system.
In recent weeks, both leading candidates for Maricopa County attorney have called for speedy investigations of their opponent over alleged campaign finance violations.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay out nearly $1 million to settle two cases that involved the sheriff's office, including a wrongful-death claim brought by the family of a man who suffered a fatal heart attack while in custody.
A recall effort against two top Maricopa County officials has quietly folded. No papers were ever filed to force an election to oust Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas. The deadline to submit the petitions passed Tuesday night.
The lawyer hired by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to advise it on conflict-of-interest issues that arose after the indictment of Supervisor Don Stapley once worked for the developer at the core of the criminal investigation, the Tribune has learned.
October 16, 2004
Scottsdale schools Superintendent John Baracy said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio failed to inform the district of developments regarding a heroin bust in August, contrary to a promise he made last month.