Phoenix Sheriff: U.S. Probe Violates Ethics Rules


Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix and his attorneys say they are concerned about the “ethical problems” and “political nature” of the investigation into his office by the federal Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the Arizona Republic reports. In March, the Justice Department announced plans to investigate the way Arpaio’s office handled immigration issues and racial profiling.

Arpaio said he is “certain this investigation is not about justice but rather about a new Washington D.C. administration that wants Arpaio to do things the President’s way, for the President’s purposes.” Arpaio complained of a “violation of ethical standards” by Justice.

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