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  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt hearing in Phoenix

    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt hearing in Phoenix
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio cut a wide swath even beyond his Arizona world, where he was a very big political fish. He became the voice for a type of tough justice that harked back to the Wild West, when the lawman's word was absolute and few...
  • Officer: Arpaio is to blame for disobeying judge's orders

    A law enforcement officer provided a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office on Tuesday during a contempt-of-court hearing in which the officer said the sheriff was to blame for ignoring a 2011 order that barred his signature...
  • Arpaio immigration unit tarnished by misconduct allegations

    As frustrations mounted a decade ago over illegal immigration, Sheriff Joe Arpaio created an elite squad to crack down on smugglers and, in the process, became known across the country as a tough-talking lawman willing to step in where the federal...
  • Actress helps promote Phoenix jail's all-vegetarian meals

    Some inmates at the Maricopa County Jail did a double-take after seeing actress Pamela Anderson serving their lunches. The former "Baywatch" star was in town Wednesday to help promote Sheriff Joe Arpaio's all-vegetarian meal program. Arpaio says cutting...
  • Court deals Arizona sheriff a defeat in profiling case

    The sheriff for metro Phoenix on Wednesday lost a bid to overturn a 2013 racial profiling ruling that blunted his signature immigration enforcement efforts and represents the thorniest legal troubles the defiant lawman has faced in his 22-year career....
  • Arizona sheriff loses bid to narrow order barring race stops

    A San Francisco appeals court said it again: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies can't detain car occupants simply because they're Latino. The U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld almost all the remedies imposed by a lower-court judge who...
  • Sheriff loses bid to cancel contempt-of-court hearings

    A judge on Tuesday rejected an Arizona sheriff's bid to cancel contempt-of-court hearings that will focus on the lawman's acknowledged violations of court orders in a racial profiling case. The decision by U.S. District Murray Snow marks his second...
  • Settlement OK'd in botched rape probe by Arizona sheriff

    A botched investigation into the rape of a 13-year-old girl has led to a $3.5 million settlement between the victim and county officials, the latest in a string of high-priced legal payouts brought on by the actions of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. The...
  • Botched rape investigation leads to major lawsuit settlement

    Officials agreed Wednesday to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged metro Phoenix's sheriff botched the investigation into the rape of a 13-year-old girl and failed to arrest the suspect who then went on to sexually attack her again. The...
  • Sheriff Arpaio admits violating court order in profiling suit

    Sheriff Arpaio admits violating court order in profiling suit
    Joe Arpaio, the outspoken Arizona sheriff who often touted his get-tough approach to combating illegally immigration, has admitted that he violated a federal judge’s orders to stop detaining people simply because of a suspicion they may be in the...
  • America's 'toughest sheriff' has a soft spot for animals

    America's 'toughest sheriff' has a soft spot for animals
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County, AZ, puts animals in jail -- and he's proud of it. "I believed from the start that working with animals softens hardened criminal types," says the man who proudly touts himself as the nation's toughest sheriff,...