Blowing His Cool

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to fire another deputy who alleges wrongdoing in the sheriff's office

Cool learned Friday that the sheriff's office intends to fire him as a result of its internal investigation.

Gerberry, of the Maricopa County Deputies Association, says he thinks it's clear that Cool has been targeted because of the harmful information he had provided about Hendershott.

Cool's letter to Romley comes at an inopportune time for Hendershott; the U.S. Attorney's office is currently investigating deputy claims that Hendershott also ordered the altering of sworn statements in order to get a deputy fired. Robert Wetherell, who first made public those claims, says Cool's letter bolsters his and other deputies' assertions that Hendershott and Arpaio use gestapolike tactics to assure deputy loyalty.

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