Black leaders call for Arpaio to resign

Black leaders call for Arpaio to resign

PHOENIX, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- National Urban League and NAACP leaders in Phoenix have joined the Hispanic community's call for the resignation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Hispanic leaders demand Arpaio quit

Hispanic leaders demand Arpaio quit

PHOENIX, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Hispanic leaders in Phoenix say Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should resign following a court ruling that his officers engage in racial profiling.

Ariz. sheriff denies profiling

PHOENIX, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio denied during a court hearing his office engages in ethnic profiling in enforcing human smuggling laws.

U.S. cites bias in Ariz. sheriff's office

PHOENIX, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department accused the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office of unconstitutional racial profiling in traffic stops and arrests of Latinos.
Steven Seagal mulls defamation lawsuit

Steven Seagal mulls defamation lawsuit

PHOENIX, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Steven Seagal says he is considering a lawsuit against a suspect who claimed the actor killed his puppy while working as a special sheriff's deputy in Phoenix.

Tent City prison turns 18

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Tent City prison compound set up by Maricopa (Ariz.) County Sheriff Joe Arpaio commemorated its 18th year in operation Wednesday.

U.S. wants sheriff ordered to cooperate

PHOENIX, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Dept. is seeking a court order to force Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio to cooperate with a federal civil rights investigation.

Feds stick to deadline in Arizona probe

PHOENIX, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it expects Phoenix sheriff Joe Arpaio to meet a deadline for turning over documents on his policies toward immigrants.

U.S. threatens to sue Arizona sheriff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say they have threatened to sue Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he refuses to cooperate in a discrimination investigation.

Woman, 80, had more than 100 cats

PHOENIX, July 29 (UPI) -- An 80-year-old Arizona woman could face felony charges for keeping more than 100 cats in her Phoenix-area house, officials said.

Arpaio promises new immigration 'sweep'

PHOENIX, June 16 (UPI) -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will conduct another of his controversial crime sweeps the day after Arizona's new immigration law takes effect.
Phoenix sheriff vows to uphold SB 1070

Phoenix sheriff vows to uphold SB 1070

PHOENIX, June 6 (UPI) -- The sheriff in Phoenix promised to enforce Arizona's controversial immigration law when it takes effect next month despite public opposition to the measure.

Jail inmates pedal to power TV

PHOENIX, April 6 (UPI) -- The sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County said he has introduced a new fitness tool to jail inmates -- televisions that run on pedal power.
Rapper DMX jailed for probation violation

Rapper DMX jailed for probation violation

PHOENIX, March 10 (UPI) -- Hip-hop star and actor DMX has been jailed in Arizona for violating his probation by using drugs such as cocaine, the Maricopa County Sheriff's office said.
Ex Rep. Hayworth to challenge Sen. McCain

Ex Rep. Hayworth to challenge Sen. McCain

PHOENIX, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Radio host and former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth announced Monday he would challenge Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.
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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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