Here's one place you can be certain not to run into Sheriff Joe Arpaio this Thursday night: At a forum on his multifarious abuses of power, sponsored by Citizens for a Better Arizona, the group responsible for making the recall of disgraced, ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce a reality.The las ... More >>
UPDATE 4/26: The settlement has been approved, according to the AP.UPDATE: Judge Wake issued an order saying the parties will meet on Monday to discuss moving the trial date to the week after the board of supervisors meeting.The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office announced today that lawyers agreed to ... More >>
U.S. District Judge Neil Wake moved the start-date of a potential defamation trial against Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio to May 1, after County Supervisors have the chance to approve a settlement.
The trial for the lawsuit launched by Thomas Lovejoy, a Chandler police officer who accidentally let ... More >>
Few would be surprised to know that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office is lying about about its negotiations with the federal government over accusations of widespread racial profiling by deputies.Both Arpaio and his ally, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, have accused the U.S. Department of ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who wants Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's support in his newly announced bid for Congress, had strong words for Arpaio after the 2007 arrest of officer Thomas Lovejoy.
Babeu questioned Arpaio's motives in the arrest, saying they were driven not by honest enforc ... More >>
Chandler police officer Thomas Lovejoy was arrested and charged after he left his police dog in a hot car following an overtime shift. He's suing Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating his civil rights. Yesterday, a U.S. district judge allowed Lovejoy's lawsuit to proceed.
U.S. District Judge Neil ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio can be deposed in a lawsuit against him by Chandler police officer Thomas Lovejoy, an ex-K9 cop who let his dog die in a hot car.
U.S. District Judge Neil Wake ruled this week in a dispute over the demand by ... More >>
Bandit, the $350,000 wonder dog...Squirm though he will, Sheriff Joe is still on the legal chopping block for violating the civil rights of Sgt. Thomas Lovejoy, the Chandler cop Arpaio had arrested and dragged through court on a bogus claim of animal cruelty. This, in the heat-related death of Lovej ... More >>
Prosecutors working for Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas persuaded a grand jury to indict Mary Rose Wilcox, the lone Democrat on the county Board of Supervisors, on 36 felony counts. But they should have a much harder time getting those charges to stick in court.
That's ... More >>
The first reason why the racketeering lawsuit filed today against county leaders is probably going nowhere:
It's being handled by Lisa Aubuchon, the deputy county attorney who has consistently blown politically sensitive cases for Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Under Aubuchon's leadership, ... More >>