‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Loses Bid for 7th Term

The Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff lost to Democrat Paul Penzone on Tuesday in the wake of legal problems over racial profiling.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Oct. 4, 2016, in Prescott Valley, Ariz.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Oct. 4, 2016, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” is no more.

Arizona has voted Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio out of office, dismissing his bid for a seventh term following several legal problems involving racial profiling. Most recently, just a few weeks before the election, Arpaio was officially charged with criminal contempt of court for ignoring a judge’s order to stop profiling Latinos in his signature immigration patrols. Arpaio still faces possible jail time.

Arpaio, 84, became known nationwide through his harsh stance on illegal immigration. On Tuesday, Arizona decided that Democrat Paul Penzone would replace the long-serving Republican.

Read more at Time magazine

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