Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio

by WALTER BERRY | Associated Press  |  published on August 29, 2016


PHOENIX – The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona said in its brief filing Friday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix that the case has been assigned to the Justice Department’s criminal division, public integrity section.

The filing cited “existing conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest pertaining to the matter” for Arizona’s federal prosecutors, but it did not provide details.

Mel McDonald, an attorney for Arpaio, said he was disappointed by the decision.

“It’s their call,” McDonald said. “If they have a conflict … I’m not one to second-guess that decision.”

  • Timothy Thompson

    To hell with the DOJ and especially Lynch who is a puppet for Obama. They seem to want to control Old Sheriff Joe and so they launch an investigation for who knows what for. Joe should fight this and sue Lynch for false accusations against Arizona and the peoples Sheriff.

  • rightsright

    Of course they are going after Sheriff Joe because he is for justice and Obama does not want to be exposed. Sheriff Joe knows all about the imposter and his plans for America. This puts him in extreme danger as it does his family. Obama’s death list is long and frightening. Those who get too close to the truth about the evil one suffers a consequence. His evil Communist taken over administration and foreigners have the means and money to reconstruct America into the integral part of “ONE WORLD ORDER” they have been working on for a long, long time. Trump is a threat to them because he could stop them in their tracks if those with money and power that care about America would join him as the lefties have with Obama’s evil plan. God is still in charge though! When the time is right he will make HIS plan known!

  • This is pure BS from Democratic scumbags! Sheriff Arpaio is doing his job, enforcing the law, and it is the Democrat scum that don’t want the laws to be followed! I pray that Obama, Hillary, and Lynch spend the rest of their pathetic lived in a prison cell or go to their graves soon! The world, especially the USA, will be much better off without those scumbags. We need more like Sheriff Arpaio!

  • Martin Alonso Zuniga

    Again, the hired help, aka the corrupt/traitor/criminal/lawless politicians forget that We the People pay their inflated salaries and perks.
    Those same politicians derelict their duties by not putting the fiduciary responsibility for Americans first and protect our sovereignty against the hordes of criminal illegal invaders brought in by this administration, without permission from We the People.
    Let Sheriff Arpaio do his job, and I repeat: do not interfere. Ever. Period.
    Remember, USA already has 1/4 of all the mexican population. Mostly illegal invaders that we have to feed/cloth/house/educate on taxpayer money forever, while spitting little illegals galore.
    BTW, this corrupt administration already and without our consent, approved 123 billion dollars to be wasted on illegal invaders. Meantime, our hungry kids get no help, as our unemployed, under employed, homeless and even our Veterans. Illegals are not our responsibility and must be deported at once.

  • Lorraine E

    Let’s be real. barak Hussein obama’s injustice dept is nothing more than a tool for him to use to destroy people who he does not approve of. Every trick the injustice dept can conceive of will be used to fine, imprison or remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio from his position. It has nothing to do with what is right or wrong but is merely this administration flexing its muscle to silence any and all opponents.

  • The Redhawk

    THE( JOKE) Dept of JUSTICE ( JOKE) aka DEPT of INJUSTICE would do Better to Investigate the Nefarious activities of the CLINTONS instead and EARN their Paychecks!!!

  • Walter Flatt

    ARIZ, SHOULD CALL OUT THE STATE GUARDS TO BAR THIS FROM HAPPENING. THIS IS WHY WE NEED TRUMPL.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, DEM, REP, IND, COP, VET, SOLDIER, MASONS, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, HOW CAN YOU BE FOR HER.

    NO MUSLIM IS IN THE COUNTRY LEGALLY, A LAW WAS PASSED IN 1952 BARRING THEM. JEFFERSON ALSO DID WHILE IN OFFICE.

    TRUMP SAYS HE WILL REPEAL THE LAW THAT STOPS EXAMPTION AND ALLOW CHURCHES AND OTHER ENTITIES THAT ARE BARRED TODAY TO HAVE FREE SPEECH AND NOT LOSE THEIR EXEMPTIONS.

    IS THIS WHY THE DEMOCRATS AND SOME REPUBLICANS DO NOT WANT TO CLOSE THE BORDER BECAUSE OF CUTTING OFF THEIR SUPPLY OF DOPE.

    BET YOU WILL NOT LISTEN TO ALL OF THIS. IT TELLS ABOUT MURDER, COCAINE PARTIES, UNDERAGE SEX, SEX PARTIES, MONEY LAUNDREY AND DOPE RUNNING FROM JUDGES, STATE OFFICIALS, ETC.

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET. 51/53, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT AND A CHRISTIAN.

  • SCSOCAL

    Just another witch hunt by the Dems to take down GOP candidates who are opposed to this Administration! Obama uses the IRS and others to do his dirty work for him!!

  • JRW40113

    right, the department of injustice has shown that it is capable of an unbiased investigation, Hillary Clinton emails, Clinton Crime Foundation, IRS, Fast and Furious, just to name a few unbiased investigations

  • Marilynn Reeves

    With the DOJ in charge he’s already screwed.

  • Earl Rogerson

    He Needs a Massive Anal Probe.

    • Tiger

      Like H and O the HO’s of America.

    • SCSOCAL

      What?

  • Luke

    How do you violate the rights of an illegal alien who has no rights in this country. The person whose rights are being violated is the sheriffs by the liberal scum in America..
    I almost wish a gang of illegals would rob everyone of their houses then I bet these scum liberals would have a different outlook, an outlook like that of the ones being violated by this illegal trash..

  • mudguy1

    Yes our so called Department Of In-Justus at work agin criminals walk (Hillary).
    When one follows the law you get investigated.
    If you are a Democrat this is how the Department Of In-Justus sees things.

    • Marilynn Reeves

      So TRUE

  • Tiger

    There is no DOJ under O only the “Department of Injustice” to anyone who is fighting this system of corruption in Washington.

    God let it come down like a million comets on the heads of Lynch, O, H and the entire rotten bunch. Better yet let them suffer from something done by an illegal so they feel the pain.

  • Rodney Steward

    They want to investigate Joe for doing his job, but Hellary gets nothing but a donation to her campaign so she can continue to sell out our country, commit murder, run a pay to lay foundation, and should have already been executed for treason! How injustice can a justice department get!

    • Marilynn Reeves

      VERY

  • Steve Dolyniuk

    Really a sad state of affairs, when they want to prosecute someone who is upholding the law. I sure hope the people will stand behind Joe. This is the most corrupt administration of all time.

  • Climax

    Just because the man upholds the letter of the law, stops suspects and investigates them, and does not conform to the Politically Correct way of doing things, makes prisoners do nothing more than our Military Soldiers have to experience, is no reason the Feds have to step in and go after him. Obama and his DOJ are the most corrupt and anti-law enforcement individuals I have ever seen in my 69 years. Selective enforcement, lies, corruption, have become a normal operation of the Federal DOJ and unfortunately under Hillary it will only become worse.

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    • The Redhawk

      Doing the JOB that a SHERIFF is Paid to do which is to ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THE LAND apparently Does not Coincide with the DOJ ways of NOT ENFORCING THE LAWS OF TE LAND like Putting Hillary behind bars!!!

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