Samuel became one of an unknown number of non-criminal unauthorized immigrants wrongfully detained by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies from 2011 to 2013
If convicted, the former sheriff—now 85—could spend up to six months in prison.
He was voted out of his Maricopa County office in November but now faces his own legal troubles — a criminal trial begins Monday in which he is accused of ignoring a federal judge’s order to curtail his crackdown.
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial starting Monday for contempt of court. Arpaio is a controversial figure in Arizona for his strict anti-immigration policy enforcement. Read more at NPR
Most races for sheriff are low-profile, relatively low-budget affairs. Not so in Arizona’s Maricopa County, where Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for his seventh term. Read More at NPR