Sheriff Arpaio's Office Planning to Release More Documents on Munnell Memo Investigation


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Sheriff Joe Arpaio tells us to "read the report." We will -- but his office hasn't yet released a full, non-blacked-out version.
​The long-awaited report on the investigation into allegations against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's command staff didn't get released today, after all.

True, a 1,022-page summary report was released. But about one-third of it was blacked out, and the three separate reports containing the conclusions of the investigation haven't been released -- with the exception being part of a report about Hendershott.

Turns out we didn't know what we were looking at last Thursday, when we reviewed the report containing conclusions about the misconduct of Arpaio's now-fired top aide, Dave Hendershott. That was the separate report on the conclusions about Hendershott. But, as we noted last week, about half of that report was blacked out.

The conclusions about now fired Deputy Chief Larry Black, another of Arpaio's closest aides, are expected to be released tomorrow, and we'll give you the gist of that one right after we read it. However, that report also is likely to be heavily redacted because nothing about another target of the investigation, Captain Joel Fox, can yet be released.

Fox, a "merit-protected" employee, (unlike the fired "at-will employees, Hendershott and Black), is choosing to appeal the investigation's findings. After that process is finished, which could take weeks, the conclusory report on Fox and the blacked-out portions of the other reports should be released.

Twice today, when we asked Arpaio about specifics, he told us to "read the report," even though only a fraction of the report has been released.

Asked if he planned to answer more questions about the reports once they've been released and read by the news media, Arpaio responded, "I'll read the New Times."

We'll try not to disappoint him.


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If Sheriff Arpaio truly cared about the people as in "public servant" -- he would resign. Let's end this dark chapter in Arizona's history.


If the Flaccid Fool truly cared about the people as in "public servant", he'd release the full, non-redacted 1,022 page report into his office. THAT would be a public service in and of itself.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

He will gain more from reading the Phoenix New Times than he would to have read his own book that he is supposed to have co-written but has never read.

The MCSO sheriff is mentally ill.


Correct, Mr. C - looks like a narcissistic personality disorder to me, complicated by early onset of dementia.

Native Guns
Native Guns

I sure hope the "Flaccid Fool" will read the New Times. Because this is where it's all going to come out crystal clearly. The truth will come out and we the people of Maricopa County will know whether or not the corrupt top law dawg of the MCSO is just as guilty as his hench men. The "Flaccid Fool" is in deep trouble! He's in deep shit! One way or another, he's gonna have to pay for those crimes. That's because he's at the helm of the MCSO.

There is no running for office in 2012 joKKKer! No re-election! It all ends now! Justice must return!

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