“America’s Toughest Sheriff” has been found in contempt of civil court for disobeying orders in a racial profiling case that’s dragged out since 2013.  Court documents show Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, along with three MCSO deputies, have “engaged in multiple acts of misconduct, dishonesty, and bad faith.”

He is also accused of “multiple intentional misstatements of fact while under oath.”  The decision was handed down on Friday and brings with it the possibility that Arpaio could face criminal contempt.  A hearing has now been scheduled for May 31st to determine whether Arpaio will face a criminal contempt case.

Kris Dugan