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Feds Drop Criminal Probe of Sheriff Arpaio

September 02, 2012  | 

At 5 p.m. Friday, before a long holiday weekend, a brief note went out from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix, saying without explanation that the office would not file federal or state criminal charges against "current and former members of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office."

In recent months, it had become increasingly apparent within the legal and law enforcement communities that criminal charges likely would not come out of an investigation that began four years ago under President George W. Bush and spanned the tenures of several Arizona U.S. attorneys.

A letter sent to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery offered more details. The letter from Ann Birmingham Scheel, acting on the U.S. attorney's behalf, repeatedly said there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former County Attorney Andrew Thomas, or their employees.

Read the full Arizona Republic story.

Tags: Joe Arpaio, External Investigations, Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff


Comments (7)

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Bob@Az. @ 9/2/2012 8:01 PM

Whatta know. Four years, countless taxpayer dollars and snarky comments from the DOJ and they ain't got nothin. Way to go Joe!! Keep doing your job, enforcing state & federal laws and we'll keep re-electing you. Blues, stay safe!!

Tom Ret @ 9/3/2012 6:06 AM

The DOJ has been politically corrupted under Obama with Holder in charge.
They are the ones who need to be investigated.

Sgt. Mike @ 9/3/2012 9:25 AM

Amazing...simply amazing.

Frank @ 9/3/2012 10:49 AM

@TomRet your correct after slandering Joe and creating a media circus, spending countless hours of our money. The DOJ announces we hand insufficent evidence? So is the DOJ going to make a public statement clearing Joe on the 6:00 pm news? Funny how they released this information on a long weekend. Typical politicians! I'm still waiting for Holder to file charges against the Black Pathers for putting on a hit on Zimmerman.

Morning Eagle @ 9/3/2012 2:45 PM

@ Frank, I hope you are not holding your breath while you wait. The whole thing with Sheriff Arpaio has been political harrassment from the start as anyone with any sense could see. This is probably the only "public" announcement we'll get out the DOJ and its timing was certainly on purpose. Hang in there Sheriff, people all over the country support you.

Tim @ 9/4/2012 12:45 PM

Good to hear that Sheriff Joe wins again. I hope he celebrates by serving the inmates of tent city his favorite meal of nutraloaf.

S.S @ 1/10/2013 1:48 PM

I hope that these chickenshit pencil pushers find something else to do besides trying to ruin a helluva sheriff. If half of this country's leaders had the balls the Sheriff Arpaio had we wouldn't have all the bullshit we have now. Stay strong Sheriff Arpaio.

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