PHOENIX (AP) — Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has no idea who is behind Phoenix billboards urging him to run for office in 2020.
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has rejected Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone's bid to replace a plan to remedy his agency's longstanding biased treatment of Latinos during traffic stops with a...
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to end a nearly 4-year-old settlement in a civil rights lawsuit that alleged then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio had a pattern of retaliating against...
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost his bid to reverse the appointment of a special prosecutor who is defending a ruling that refused to erase Arpaio's record after President Donald...
PHOENIX (AP) — A special prosecutor appointed to defend a ruling that refused to erase former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal record says the lawman gave up his right to appeal his contempt of court...
PHOENIX (AP) — The taxpayer bill for a racial profiling case stemming from former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols in metropolitan Phoenix is expected to reach nearly $150 million by the...
PHOENIX (AP) — Traffic stops by sheriff's deputies in metropolitan Phoenix have dropped by more than half since a federal judge found the department was racially profiling Latinos in then-Sheriff...
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his wife is home after being hospitalized for a rattlesnake bite.
Ava Arpaio was at the couple's home in the Phoenix suburb of...
Arpaio’s wife bitten by rattlesnake
PHOENIX (AP) — The wife of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is recovering from a rattlesnake bite.
The Arizona Republic reports that Ava Arpaio was bitten in the couple's Fountain...
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrant rights advocates oppose a move by Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone to replace a plan to remedy his office's longstanding problems with biased treatment of Latino...
Immigrant advocate gets 18-month sentence in tax fraud case
PHOENIX (AP) — A longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $131,000 in restitution for a felony conviction stemming from...
The Latest: Immigrant advocate in Arizona gets 18-month term
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona who pleaded guilty to a federal tax charge (all times local):
Former top Arpaio aide says he’ll run for sheriff in 2020
PHOENIX (AP) — The former top aide to ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will challenge incumbent Paul Penzone in Maricopa County's 2020 sheriff's race.
Investigators: Arpaio aide violated truthfulness policy
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's top aide violated a policy requiring him to be truthful in his job when he claimed in court that he didn't know about a judge's order that Arpaio had famously disobeyed until two years after it was issued, investigators concluded in a report released Monday.
Sheriff’s posses temporarily suspended in Maricopa County
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County sheriff's posses involved in law enforcement operations have been temporarily suspended as Sheriff Paul Penzone's office inventories all weapons used by the agency.
Penzone says inventories are necessary because 50 firearms, including 29 fully automatic guns, are missing or stolen from the sheriff's office.
Two such guns were found in the aftermath of a police chase late year in which a man fired at state troopers.
Board tables vote on police certification for ex-Arpaio aide
PHOENIX (AP) — The board that certifies police officers in Arizona tabled a vote on whether to launch a disciplinary case against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's top aide for misconduct in a racial profiling lawsuit.
The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board was unable to vote over the fate of former Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan's certification because three board members recused themselves from the matter, with one citing his friendship with Sheridan.
Arpaio criminal record case 1 step closer to moving forward
PHOENIX (AP) — The legal case of whether former Phoenix metro sheriff Joe Arpaio will still have a criminal record despite his pardon by President Donald Trump is one step closer to moving forward after the U.S. Justice Department decided not to oppose the appointment of a special prosecutor named to defend a ruling by the judge who refused to erase Arpaio's record.
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Maricopa County appeals ruling in suit over Arpaio’s patrols
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower-court ruling that concluded it's liable in lawsuits over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crackdowns on immigrants during traffic stops.
CNN: Anchor promptly made on-air correction about Arpaio
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleged in a defamation lawsuit earlier this week against three news organizations that CNN made no effort to correct anchor Chris Cuomo's erroneous statement that the lawman was a convicted felon.
Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio files defamation suit
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain.
The lawsuit filed Monday in Washington alleges that CNN, Huffington Post and Rolling Stone magazine acted with malice when they published statements they knew to be erroneous.
Arizona agency wrestles with bias amid post-Arpaio overhaul
PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos.
Deadline looms for Latinos detained by Arpaio’s officers
PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order face a Monday deadline to apply for taxpayer-funded compensation for the harm they suffered from his acknowledged disobedience.
Feb. 20 sentencing set for longtime advocate for immigrants
PHOENIX (AP) — A Feb. 20 sentencing hearing has been set for a longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona who pleaded guilty to a felony charge tied to his tax preparation business.
Elias Bermudez had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and acknowledged that he falsely added dependents to his clients' tax returns to maximize refundable credits.
Judge won’t give more time to find victims of detentions
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona who ordered taxpayer-funded compensation for Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order has declined to give the victims more time to apply for the money.
The two-sentence ruling issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in the racial-profiling case means the one-year period for filing claims will end on Dec. 3.
County opposes more time to find victims of detentions
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County is opposing a request to give Latinos six more months to apply for taxpayer-funded compensation after they were illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a 2011 court order.
Man in Trump video was jailed, released under Joe Arpaio
PHOENIX (AP) — A political ad from President Donald Trump that shows a Mexican immigrant bragging about killing police officers has put the spotlight back on noted immigration hard-liner Joe Arpaio, who detained and released the man in the video years ago.
The former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix says he's being unfairly blamed for releasing the immigrant depicted in the video that has stoked immigration anxieties in the days leading up to the midterm elections.
More time sought to find victims of Arpaio detentions
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge who ordered taxpayer-funded compensation for Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case is being asked to give the victims six more months to apply for the money.
Nevada’s famous pimp expected to win election despite death
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous pimp tried to bring the state's legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts.
Dennis Hof's fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet industry. And, despite being found dead on Tuesday, he's poised to win an election to the state Legislature in less than three weeks.
America’s most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels.
Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the state Legislature this year, spent his last nights in a series of celebrations across Nevada that drew notables from politics and the sex industry — two worlds he managed to bridge.
Court picks prosecutor to defend ruling on Arpaio’s pardon
PHOENIX (AP) — A Los Angeles attorney has been appointed to defend a ruling by a lower court judge who refused to erase the criminal record of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio after he was pardoned by President Trump.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday picked Christopher G. Caldwell to argue in support of the ruling that dismissed the lawman's case but refused to expunge his record.
Group seeks migrants illegally detained by Arpaio’s officers
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 100 people have started the process of filing compensation claims for being illegally detained when then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio disobeyed a 2011 court order barring his traffic patrols targeting immigrants.
Taxpayers are on the hook for compensating those who were illegally detained and turned over to federal immigration authorities in patrols that Arpaio later acknowledged prolonging from December 2011 and late May 2013.
Flake’s son appeals dismissal of malicious-prosecution suit
PHOENIX (AP) — The adult son of outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake is appealing the dismissal of a malicious-prosecution lawsuit over the now-dismissed animal cruelty charges filed against the younger Flake in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel operated by his then-in-laws.
Court declines hearing over internal affairs overhaul
PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court has declined to hold a hearing over its earlier ruling that upheld a court-ordered overhaul of then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's internal affairs operations.
Earlier this summer, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Maricopa County in upholding the overhaul, but the county then asked for another hearing on the appeal. The request for another hearing was rejected Friday.
Immigration advocate in Arizona pleads guilty to tax charge
PHOENIX (AP) — A longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona has pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge tied to his tax preparation business after acknowledging that he falsely added dependents — including three children who lived in Mexico — to his clients' tax returns to maximize refundable credits.
The Latest: Trump endorses McSally in Arizona Senate race
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's U.S. Senate race (all times local):
President Donald Trump is endorsing the Republican nominee in Arizona's U.S. Senate race.
McSally is a congresswoman who defeated two other Republicans Tuesday night to win the party's nomination in the race to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake.
In a tweet Wednesday, Trump says McSally is "an extraordinary woman."
McSally, Sinema to face for Arizona Senate seat
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Martha McSally won the Republican nomination for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, setting up a November contest with Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
Republicans picked the candidate backed by the party establishment and seen by analysts as the GOP's best chance at holding the open seat in what is shaping up to be a difficult election for the party.
AP News Guide: Arizona primary election
PHOENIX (AP) — A competitive Republican Senate primary and a three-way race to be the Democrat who challenges incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey are the marquee races for this year's Arizona primary on August 28.
The state has one of the latest primaries in the country, giving nominees just 10 weeks to spar with their partisan counterparts before the general election on Nov. 6.
Many voters took advantage of early voting procedures that allow people to file their ballot throughout August.
Joe Arpaio’s long goodbye: Redemption or ‘kamikaze’ mission?
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — It was five days before ballots will be counted in his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, and former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio had no idea what he was doing.
The final days of a campaign are usually frantic, with candidates' every moment scheduled to ensure they meet as many voters as possible. But Arpaio had nothing planned Thursday until a 4:30 p.m. meeting.
Police arrest 4 at ICE protest outside Arizona jail
PHOENIX (AP) — Over 100 activists gathered outside a jail in Phoenix on Wednesday to protest Sheriff Paul Penzone's continued cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities.
Four activists who chained themselves to each other outside one of the jail entrances were arrested in an act of civil disobedience.
Authorities said the four were sitting down and blocking the entrance and refusing to leave.
Immigration advocate loses bid to move trial out of Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected a bid by an immigration advocate to move his upcoming trial on federal tax charges outside of Phoenix because of publicity about the case and his long record of speaking up for people in the country illegally.
Arizona voters won’t see primary debates
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican primary voters casting ballots for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona are unlikely to see a televised debate despite calls from two of the three candidates.
Rep. Martha McSally, former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are vying for the Republican nomination to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake.
Immigrant advocate wants to move his trial out of Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — A longtime advocate for immigrants wants a judge to move his upcoming trial on federal tax charges out of Arizona because of publicity about the case and his past efforts in speaking up for people who were in the country illegally.
A hearing is scheduled Thursday to consider the request by Elias Bermudez, who more than a decade ago led protests against immigration laws and then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crackdowns on immigrants.
Judge dismisses suit filed by senator’s son in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge dismissed a malicious-prosecution lawsuit by the adult son of outgoing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake over the now-dismissed animal cruelty charges filed against him in the 2014 heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at an Arizona kennel operated by his then-in-laws.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's most populous county plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that concluded it is liable in lawsuits over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crackdowns on immigrants during traffic stops.
Arpaio speaks to toy doughnut in new Baron Cohen’s show
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio argued the benefits of gun ownership to a tiny toy doughnut in the latest episode of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new prank show.
Arpaio often seemed taken aback during the interview that aired Sunday in which Baron Cohen portrayed a Finnish TV host who channeled some of his questions through a toy named "D'Lish Donut."
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled Maricopa County must proceed with with an overhaul of the internal affairs operations at the county jail, upholding a judge's decision that earlier investigations were fraught with biased decision-making and had been manipulated to shield sheriff's officials from accountability.
PHOENIX (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is spending $720,000 in the U.S. Senate race in Arizona to send people into neighborhoods to hand out fliers and run a TV commercial critical of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's treatment of immigrants.
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Sacha Baron Cohen duping celebrity politician (all times local):
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he is among the political figures duped by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series.
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says an appeals court overstepped its bounds when it ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor to pursue an appeal involving a pardon of retired Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The appointment was previously ordered by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
It came after the Justice Department declined to defend a ruling that dismissed Arpaio's case but didn't erase his criminal record after he was pardoned by President Donald Trump.