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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.
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The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix says he won't enter the Arizona governor's race.
PHOENIX — The family of a prisoner who died in one of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging officers beat the mentally ill man and shot him with a stun gun in an unprovoked attack that marked another example of the "culture of cruelty" in the lockups.
Gov. Jan Brewer says the state's budget crisis precludes her from even considering any intervention in current clashes within the Maricopa County government.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took his controversial "crime suppression" sweeps to the West Valley on Wednesday, stopping vehicles during afternoon rush hour in and around Surprise and Sun City.
Two attorneys for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office won't get paid any more for their services until county officials get a better handle on the department's spending.
Joe Arpaio is the best sheriff ever in the history of Maricopa County! No, he’s the worst Maricopa County sheriff ever!
An inability to account for some weapons has resulted in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office being dropped from the Defense Department's program that funnels surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies.
A judge who ruled last year that an Arizona sheriff's office has racially profiled Latinos is criticizing the agency's top leaders for mischaracterizing and trivializing the case's key findings during a training session.
July 23, 2004
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is confident about his re-election prospects. Why not? Election histo ry, poll numbers and funds col lected all favor the larger-than life politician.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety puts out an Annual Reports on Crime in Arizona, which shows that from 2002 to 2011 the number of violent crimes in areas served by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office increased by an incredible 41 percent, from 628 to 884 violent crimes. That’s 256 more murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults than nine years ago.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday appeared to be cruising to a fifth-term in office, clobbering his Democratic challenger Dan Saban in a nasty campaign loaded with attacks ads and personal insults.
A “concentrated crackdown” on illegal immigrants started Friday night in Maricopa County. Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he’s dispatched more than 200 deputies and posse members to saturate valley cities and roadways known to be corridors for human smuggling.
Arizona universities are taking advantage of the federal government’s 1033 program which gives away military equipment and weapons for free.
A judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff's office chided the sheriff and his top aide on Monday, telling them he's unimpressed by what he called their apparent "double dealing" for mischaracterizing his findings.
PHOENIX — The federal abuse-of-power investigation into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff may have been closed without criminal charges but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's legal troubles are far from over.
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that an Arizona sheriff is complying with constitutional requirements after finding his office engages in racial profiling.
The Arizona sheriff known for his hardline stance on illegal immigration has gone months without using his most controversial law enforcement tactic.
It’s tiny and eco-friendly, and it bears the Democrats’ only hope to unseat Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the fall. But is it tough? Surely you can’t be serious.
A controversial new television advertisement accusing Democratic candidate for sheriff Dan Saban of sexual misconduct will stop airing tonight after Saban blasted it as unfair and misleading.
Ten Arizona sheriffs slammed the Obama administration on Friday over a botched federal operation that that lost track of up to 1,400 weapons sold to suspected straw purchasers for Mexican drug gangs.