Joe Arpaio is a sheriff for Maricopa County in Arizona. He has done many heinous acts which include the false imprisonment of the Village Voice Owners, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. Joe Arpaio ordered to have these two men taken from their homes because of details that were brought up during an investigation.
Lacey and Larkin, who work for the Village Voice Media Publication in the Phoenix Times Newspaper, published a piece that was about the probing of the Grand Jury. During this time the Grand Jury had an investigation open on the two men. As part of the publications, they stated how Arpaio focused on women and inmates. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Especially those that are immigrants. He was very upset about the publications that were written about him because he had just been inaugurated into the sheriff’s office, and the media is putting his dirty work out in the open.
Since Arpaio seems to target immigrants, the United States District Judge Murray Snow explained to him that suspicion is not a good enough reason to detain someone. It is against the Constitutional law to detain someone with no evidence. Arpaio was charged with violating the rights of immigrants about ten years ago.
Joe Arpaio works as sheriff and continues to target immigrants. The works that Arpaio puts towards immigrants, the media is beginning to notice what he continues to do. Since Lacey and Larkin leaked his bad doings to the public, Arpaio arrested them.
He had no grounds to do this. Just because the men wrote a story about what he is doing as the sheriff, they did not do anything wrong. Since the two men had been arrested, there is a special prosecution team that is investigating the situation. This investigation went from not being written about at all to be a national story. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Speak Out on Trump Pardon of Arpaio | Phoenix New Times
After Lacey and Larkin had been in prison for less than a month, they were released. Due to Arpaio’s malpractice events, the two men filed a law suit because of their illegal arrest. They were awarded three point seven million dollars for their troubles.
After Arpaio lost this law suit, he was not re-elected for his seventh term as the Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona.