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Sheriff Joe: Deputies Now Carry Patrol Rifles 24/7
August 9, 2013
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio has issued AR-15s to each of his deputies and ordered them to carry the patrol rifles whether they are on or off duty. Earlier this week, Arpaio's office received 400 Smith & Wesson AR-15s that have been paid for with asset-forfeiture seizures.
Ariz. Detention Officer Killed at Home
August 8, 2013
A Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's detention officer has succumbed to wounds suffered when he was shot at his west Phoenix home while getting ready for work.
Joe Arpaio Racial Profiling Case Delayed
June 17, 2013
A federal judge who ruled an Arizona sheriff's office racially profiled Latinos delayed instituting remedies Friday to allow parties time to agree on options, but he indicated a court-appointed monitor likely would be assigned to assure the agency is complying with constitutional requirements.
Sheriff Joe Suspends Immigration Enforcement
June 7, 2013
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff for Maricopa County and metropolitan Phoenix, has temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts after a federal judge concluded two weeks ago that the sheriff's office had racially profiled Latinos in its patrols.
Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Appeal Racial Profiling Ruling
May 27, 2013
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a federal judge's ruling that his agency systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
Ariz. Police Intercept Bomb Addressed to Joe Arpaio
April 12, 2013
A package addressed to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio containing explosive materials was found at a Flagstaff post office on Thursday, according to local and federal authorities.
Sheriff Joe's Sex-Crime Probe Blames 'Systematic Problem'
February 12, 2013
A five-year investigation into more than 400 botched sex-crime cases blames inadequate resources rather than individual Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's detectives or leaders.
Steven Seagal Helps Train Ariz. Posse for School Shooters
February 11, 2013
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio and actor Steven Seagal teamed up Saturday to provide active-shooter response training to the civilian posse that has begun guarding Phoenix-area schools.
Shot Ariz. Deputy 'Progressing,' Family Says
January 10, 2013
Deputy Ruben Garcia is "progressing in a favorable way" after being shot multiple times Tuesday, his brother, Alifonzo Garcia said Wednesday.
Sheriff Joe's Armed 'Posse' to Patrol Schools
January 9, 2013
The Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office has launched an initiative where nearly 500 armed volunteers will patrol the areas around 59 schools in unincorporated areas and communities served by the department.
Ariz. Deputy Fighting for Life
January 8, 2013
A Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputy is in critical condition, after he was shot by a suspect multiple times in Peoria early Tuesday. The incident began when Deputy Ruben Garcia, a 29-year veteran, conducted a traffic stop shortly after midnight of a suspect who had threatened a former girlfriend.
Sheriff Arpaio Elected To Sixth Term
November 7, 2012
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a sixth term Tuesday in what was his closest race. Arpaio defeated challenger Paul Penzone, a veteran Phoenix Police officer, and Mike Stauffer, a Scottsdale Police lieutenant.
Ariz. Sheriff To Reopen Botched Sex-Crime Cases
September 28, 2012
Maricopa County sheriff's detectives have agreed to further investigate 28 botched sex-crime cases—including one that's a decade old—after the County Attorney's Office said additional work was needed for them to be considered for prosecution.
Feds Drop Criminal Probe of Sheriff Arpaio
September 2, 2012
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.
Author Interview: 'If There Were Any Victims'
August 9, 2012
Author Bill Louis says that based on what those files contained, from 2005–2007 most crimes occurring in the town, including rape, murder, and child molestation, were never investigated.
Book Review: 'If There Were Any Victims'
July 27, 2012
Author Bill Louis says Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office never investigated hundreds of crimes in the town of El Mirage, Ariz., which it was contracted to do from 2005 to 2007, and Louis was left to pick up the pieces after the fact.
Sheriff Joe Testifies in Racial Profiling Case
July 24, 2012
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio defended his suppression sweeps and immigration enforcement practices in court today, testifying that he doesn't arrest people "because of the color of their skin."
Judge Warns Both Sides to Stay Current in Sheriff Joe Profiling Case
July 19, 2012
U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow told the attorneys involved that his ruling will be based on the facts as they stand presently, not when the lawsuit was filed in 2007.
Sheriff Joe May Testify In Racial Profiling Trial
July 18, 2012
Plaintiffs' attorneys will call Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the stand to testify in a civil trial alleging the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination against Latinos.
Sheriff Joe Assigns Deputy To Obama Birth Certificate Probe
May 22, 2012
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio has sent one of his deputies to Hawaii to assist volunteer investigators investigating President Obama's birth certificate.
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