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DOJ to Criminally Charge Arizona Sheriff for Defying Court Order to Stop Immigration Patrols

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday it will file criminal charges against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating a years-old federal court order requiring that he end his “immigration patrols” in the greater Phoenix area because they illegally racially-profiled Hispanics. The 84-year-old Maricopa County sheriff will be charged with misdemeanor contempt-of-court that could land Arpaio in jail for six months, if convicted.
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