The celebrity sheriff who exploited, demeaned and humiliated the people in his custody to promote his own career seems to have some legal problems:
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have to use the general fund to repay as much as $64 million that county officials said Wednesday the Sheriff’s Office misused from a fund for jail operations. The county’s Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday unveiled its first evidence of misuse of public funds by the Sheriff’s Office, presenting key findings to the board after hundreds of hours of staff research.
Here’s his take on crime:
No other detention facility in the country, state or county can boast of 2,000 convicts in tents; no other county or state facility can boast of a gleaning program that results in costs of under 15 cents per meal per inmate; few others can say they have women in tents or on chain gangs and no other sheriff’s office in the United States today has a volunteer posse of 3,000 men and women, people from the community who spend their time and money to train to be volunteers helping to keep the county free from crime. Furthermore, Sheriff Arpaio has a philosophy of zero tolerance towards the criminal element, which has been embraced by deputies and community alike.