Report on Sheriff Arpaio’s top aides subpoenaed by feds
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has subpoenaed the sensitive investigative report detailing findings about alleged misconduct involving Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s three top commanders, The Arizona Republic has learned.
Arpaio’s Deputy Chief Jack MacIntyre confirmed Thursday that the U.S. Attorney’s Office subpoenaed the report Tuesday or Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office has not yet publicly released the report or given any indication when it or its findings will be released.
The federal subpoena requests production of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s report by May 4, MacIntyre said, adding that the Sheriff’s Office has not yet decided how it will respond.
Since December 2009, a federal grand jury has met off and on in downtown Phoenix to examine allegations of abuse of power by Arpaio, former County Attorney Andrew Thomas, and their employees.