Sheriff Joe Arpaio: The 25 Most Read Stories of His Previous Term
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas were blasted in a court ruling on Monday, the day before Thomas found himself disbarred. Read the full story by Ray Stern, published on April 10, 2012.
14.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas Get Pilloried by Don Stapley
Michael Ratcliff Don Stapley's ordeal helped inspire a meeting last week where activists called for new county policies to rein in Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
County Supervisor Don Stapley's arrest makes him keenly aware of the power of unchecked law enforcement, and prompts him to publicize Sheriff Joe Arpaio's abuses. Read the full story by Sarah Fenske, published on April 1, 2010.
You're a fly on the wall in a fun-filled strategy meeting as Arpaio's command staff cracks wise and manages their political games. Read the full story by Ray Stern, published on March 25, 2011.
A bombshell memo from a top Maricopa County Sheriff's Office official alleges that Chief Deputy David Hendershott betrayed Sheriff Arpaio and ran a corrupt office through fear and intimidation. Read the full story by Ray Stern, published on September 16, 2010.
Juan Mendoza Farias was handcuffed and alone in a jail cell when guards opened the hatch on his cell door and fired more than a dozen paintball-like pepper balls at him. Then they fired Taser electrical stun guns -- more than a dozen times, by one guard's account -- into Farias. Next came "the Devastator," a fire extinguisher-like mace sprayer, then an electronic crowd-control "stun" shield and more Tasers.
Two hours later, during a separate altercation with 11 other guards, Farias stopped breathing and then died. Read the full story by John Dickerson, published on November 8, 2008.