Joe Arpaio Ordered to Turn Over Unredacted Copy of PCSO Report

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What else is in the PCSO's report on the investigation into Joe Arpaio's office? We might find out soon.
America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff," has been ordered to turn over an unredacted copy of the damning report on the Pinal County Sheriff's Office's investigation into his office to a judge for review.

The MCSO released the 1,022-page report and more than 20,000 supporting documents in April, much of which was blacked out.

See our story on the report here.

The sheriff claims he can't release an unredacted copy of the report until the MCSO determines a punishment for Captain Joel Fox, who, so far, has avoided getting canned as the result of the investigation. His, umm, pal, Deputy Chief Larry Black, and Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott weren't as fortunate.

According to Arpaio, Fox being a county employee -- and a cop -- offers protections for his privacy that prevent the release of the report until he's had the opportunity to appeal any punishment.

The Arizona Republic, which sought the release of the unredacted report, argues that "those protections only apply to some material in an employee's personnel file and that the Pinal County report is not exempt from the state's public-records laws."

According to the Republic, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge San Meyers gave Arpaio until Monday to turn over both the redacted, and unredacted, reports.
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wherewasi
wherewasi

Wish I could take credit for this, but I can't.  Found it on "that other message board" and did literally laugh out loud.

Maybe the reason he is stalling is because he is trying to figure out what "unredacted" means...

Mistalee
Mistalee

"The Arizona Republic, which sought the release of the unredacted report, argues that "those protections only apply to some material in an employee's personnel file and that the Pinal County report is not exempt from the state's public-records laws.""

Any reason why the New Times did not make a similar argument?

Mistalee
Mistalee

It means in practice "with no parts blacked out." 

Not surprised
Not surprised

And how long will it be until Arpaio announces that this judge is "under investigation" and tries to get the judge kicked for conflict of interest?

malasangre
malasangre

if the U.S.Marshall can not get it I hear Team 6 just satisfactorly finished their last assignment.

Jason
Jason

We shall see how long it takes the FF to not comply with Judge Myers' order.....

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Prediction: The phrase "No one tells me what I will or won't release!" will be uttered within the next 24-72 hours.

Not surprised
Not surprised

Prediction:   It will soon be announced this judge is "under investigation" by the MCSO and won't be able to continue with the case because of the "conflict of interest."

Ricosuave
Ricosuave

That's a SUCKER'S bet!!! Good one

Native Guns
Native Guns

Another bitch slap to the Flaccid Fool's face. I think he is now starting to realize that reality is slowly but painfully kicking in--that he's beginning to see that he is no longer above the law.

vic
vic

That said, he will be kicking and screaming all the way!

MiLindoUSA
MiLindoUSA

Why cant the Feds raid Arpaios office the way he raided Stapley? I dont understand why its taking so long to get this old corrupt fool OUT!

Native Guns
Native Guns

You can't compare this case with other instances where the FBI has raided corrupt LEAs and individuals in the past. The MCSO case is so vast and complex, that it takes years to sort it out. They are taking their time because they want to make sure they have all good stuff in order, bona fide, before taking the FF down. This is one of the biggest corrupt LEA cases in recent memory. That's why its taking the Feds so long.I hope they won't take too long before the Flaccid Fool croaks of natural causes.

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer

Probably because Joe isn't the end of the corruption line. You can't dodge justice as long as he has without help from someone higher up the totem pole.

Roro
Roro

By withholding the unredacted report until Fox's case is completely settled, which could probably take over a year, Joe is probably trying to drag the whole thing out until after the next election or at least until public memory fades or something bigger and better comes along.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

In this state, it only takes a couple of plancktimes for the public's memory to fade.

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