Group launches Arpaio recall effort

Group launches Arpaio recall effort

PHOENIX, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A campaign to recall Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio has begun, a co-founder of an activist group said.

Arpaio to put armed volunteers in schools

PHOENIX, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Controversial Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to send armed volunteers into schools that fall under his jurisdiction.

Arizona pastor allegedly a drug pusher

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A 63-year-old Arizona preacher allegedly sold drugs to "bring people closer to God," authorities say.

Maricopa jail fugitive recaptured

PHOENIX, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An inmate considered extremely dangerous who escaped from the Maricopa County jail's psychiatric unit in Phoenix Sunday was recaptured, authorities said.
Sheriff Arpaio wants to talk to Hispanics

Sheriff Arpaio wants to talk to Hispanics

PHOENIX, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who won a sixth term in office Tuesday, says he wants to try to explain his controversial policies on immigration to Latinos.

Flake wins Kyl's Senate seat in Arizona

PHOENIX, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Republicans held on to Jon Kyle's U.S. Senate seat Tuesday and added Arizona's 11 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's total.

Ariz. sex-crime cases poorly probed

PHOENIX, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The sheriff's office in Maricopa County, Ariz., says it will do more investigating on 28 sex-crime cases prosecutors said weren't solid enough to prosecute.

DNC: 4 times more House members than RNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Four times as many U.S. Democratic House members will have top roles in their party's convention than House Republicans had in theirs, the schedule indicates.

LA mayor: More Hispanics for Obama in 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Democratic National Convention Chairman and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa predicted Sunday President Obama will get 70 percent of the Hispanic vote.

Feds drop Arpaio investigation

PHOENIX, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Federal authorities in Phoenix says they have concluded a probe of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other county officials and will not charge them.
Witness says data doesn't show Arpaio bias

Witness says data doesn't show Arpaio bias

PHOENIX, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Whether deputies of an Arizona sheriff discriminate against Hispanics cannot be determined through data about their traffic stops, an expert testified Tuesday.
Arpaio takes stand in profiling trial

Arpaio takes stand in profiling trial

PHOENIX, July 24 (UPI) -- Lawyers in Arizona's racial-profiling trial used Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's public statements against him as he testified Tuesday.
Racial-profiling trial begins in Phoenix

Racial-profiling trial begins in Phoenix

PHOENIX, July 19 (UPI) -- Hispanic drivers pulled over by Phoenix-area sheriff's deputies were more likely to have their names checked and were held longer, an expert said Thursday.
Arpaio again doubts Obama birth document

Arpaio again doubts Obama birth document

PHOENIX, July 17 (UPI) -- Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his investigators said Tuesday they think President Barack Obama's birth certificate was altered.

Cyanide found in dead defendant's car

PHOENIX, July 11 (UPI) -- Cyanide was found in the car of a former investment banker who died minutes after he was convicted of torching his Phoenix mansion, investigators said Tuesday.
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Joe Arpaio

Joseph M. "Joe" Arpaio (born June 14, 1932) is the elected Sheriff of Maricopa County in the U.S. state of Arizona. First voted into office in 1992, Arpaio is responsible for law enforcement in Maricopa County. This includes management of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, county jail, courtroom security, prisoner transport, service of warrants, and service of process. Arpaio promotes himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff." He is well known for his outspoken stance against illegal immigration. Arpaio has become a flashpoint for controversy surrounding Arizona's SB1070 anti-illegal immigration act.

Arpaio was once widely popular among voters in Arizona. However, his popularity has waned since 2007, but remains positive among registered Republicans.

Arpaio was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to Italian parents both from Avellino, Italy.. Arpaio's mother died while giving birth to him, and Arpaio was raised by his father, a grocery store owner. Arpaio completed high school and worked in his father's business until age 18 when he enlisted in the United States Army. Arpaio served in the Army from 1950 to 1954 in the Medical Detachment Division and was stationed in France for part of the time as a military policeman.

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