The sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, lashed out Thursday at Justice Department officials, calling their civil lawsuit alleging civil rights violations against him and his county politically motivated.
As the U.S. Justice Department sues controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona for alleged civil rights violations against Latinos, his most ardent supporters are wondering whether "America's Toughest Sheriff' is fighting for his political life.
In his 18 years as Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio has cut a controversial figure, gaining international notoriety for making prison inmates wear pink underwear and pink handcuffs and housing them in tents.
Republican presidential candidates crisscross the country searching for votes. But some are going out of their way to make a stop for the vote of one person: Joe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona.
Three Arizona law enforcement officers arrested on suspicion of aiding human traffickers and drug smugglers allegedly had close ties to a member of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, court documents say, a Mexican narcotics gang that operates along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Justice Department lawyers investigating controversial Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged civil rights violations have extended for another week their demand for his lawyers to turn over documents and cooperate with their inquiry.
It was an ethnic twist on an American classic, the kind of thing that some people consider appealing and others frightening. Pinto beans, diced tomatoes, salsa and jalapenos top a hot dog that's grilled to perfection.
The office of a controversial Arizona sheriff is investigating an alleged threat against the lawman it says came in the form of a text message from a throwaway cell phone in Mexico, a spokeswoman said Monday.
An official search for three missing Utah men who went looking for the legendary Lost Dutchman Gold Mine was suspended Monday with no word on what happened to them, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona said.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls himself "America's toughest sheriff." He is famous for creating a tent city jail in the Arizona desert; for providing pink underwear for inmates; for bragging that he spends more to feed his dog than a prisoner in his jail.
Four college students, three of them undocumented, met with Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday to discuss his enforcement of Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants and how the law will affect families in the state.
Reality television featuring law enforcement officers on the beat is nothing new. A show featuring a lawman who makes jailed inmates wear pink underwear and uses actors to trick suspects, however, is a new twist.