Graves v. Arpaio —ACLU VIDEO OF 4th Avenue Jail — Watch the Vice of Power at work.
Despite this victory, the thousands of men and women who are booked into MSCO jails each year remain at risk. In 2011, Ernesto “Marty” Atencio died after being severely beaten and Tased by deputies shortly after he was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix. Atencio’s death is the latest in a string of highly publicized fatalities at Maricopa County jails during Sheriff Arpaio’s tenure. To date, the county has paid out tens of millions to settle wrongful injury and death lawsuits brought on behalf of Maricopa County inmates and their families.