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Sheriff Arpaio, Chief Deputy Offer To Personally Pay $100K In Contempt Case

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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Joe Arpaio

There has been a surprising twist in the contempt of court case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

In court papers filed late Tuesday, Arpaio and his second in command, Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, acknowledged they had repeatedly violated the court’s orders in a racial profiling lawsuit. They agreed they could be found in contempt of court. They are even offering to pay $100,000 of their own money to an organization working for Latino civil rights to make it right.

Steve Goldstein spoke to Fronteras Desk Senior Field Correspondent Jude Joffe-Block about why Arpaio and Sheridan are making such an offer, and what else is in their proposal.

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Jude Joffe-Block was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2010 to 2017.