Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Feds Charge Sheriff Arpaio With Criminal Contempt-of-Court

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been officially charged with criminal contempt-of-court over claims he ignored a judge’s order in a racial profiling case. The move by the federal government comes just two weeks before Arpaio stands before the voters of Maricopa County for re-election to his seventh term.

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Federal Judge Finds Sheriff Joe Arpaio in ‘Contempt of Court’

On Friday U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in contempt of court regarding racial profiling practices. Snow ruled that Arpaio “and three of his top aides violated an order meant to curtail racial profiling in his agency.”

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