- The Washington Times - Friday, April 12, 2013

Flagstaff law enforcement have intercepted a package that contained an explosive device and was en route to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the nationally known Arizona lawman whose tough talk and criminal crackdowns have angered many on the left.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said the device was disabled by a bomb team on Thursday evening, CNN reported.

Mr. Arpaio has been sued by the Justice Department over civil rights infringements. In court documents, the Justice Department alleges that Mr. Arpaio has unfairly and with bias targeted Latinos. The complaint also alleges that he’s used racial profiling, and unlawfully detained and searched Latinos during raids and investigations.

Mr. Arpaio maintains his innocence. One of his lawyers said the Justice Department was simply going on a “witch hunt,” CNN reported.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide