Government Shuts Probe of Controversial Arizona Sheriff, No Charges Filed
Update: Some investigations closed, but Civil Rights / Racial Profiling investigation still open: See here
The government has closed a criminal probe into Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Friday.
Arpaio and his deputies have been under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department since 2008. Last December, the department said he and his office violated U.S. civil rights laws by engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in their bid to crack down on illegal immigrants.