Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio Agrees to Cultural Training for Deputies in Guadalupe; County Supervisors Approve

Guadalupe's come a long way from the days when Sheriff Joe Arpaio laid siege to its mean streets, hunting for illegal immigrants.

On Wednesday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two groundbreaking amendments to Guadalupe's contract for police protection with the Sheriff's Office.

The first requires that deputies assigned to the postage stamp-size town "receive cultural training unique to the town's history and celebrations."

The second allows the town to "request in writing that any Sheriff's Office staff be reassigned" from service to Guadalupe.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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