Arpaio Says Feds Want to Control Him (Video)
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — who previously claimed he was cooperating with the Justice Department in an attempt to settle allegations that he violated the civil rights of Latinos in his jurisdiction — told Fox News on Wednesday that he’ll “be glad to meet them in court.”
DOJ cut off negotiations with Arpaio Tuesday saying he had refused to let an independent monitor be a part of any settlement agreement.
“This monitor — they want the feds to control everything I do,” Arpaio said Wednesday. He claimed that he never said he would consider an independent monitor in the first place. The Justice Department says such a monitor was always non-negotiable.