The “Model Sheriff” for Arizona’s SB 1070, Joe Arpaio, has a record of failed crime fighting tactics, civil rights abuses and creating terror in the communities he’s supposed to protect.
Today, we here at America’s Voice Education Fund released a new report detailing the long, disturbing and ineffective record of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ.
The report reveals some 21 examples of Arpaio’s disturbing record, among them:
- Violent crime rates are up in Arpaio’s jurisdiction while they have fallen throughout the rest of Arizona.
- Arpaio has failed to serve over 40,000 felony warrants. Arpaio is suspected of misspending $50 million in taxpayer funds and has refused to turn over records for an investigation.
- Over 2,700 lawsuits have been filed against Arpaio and he’s been investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor.
- Evidence exists that Arpaio forced an undocumented mother to give birth while handcuffed to a bed.