President Trump Pardons Former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

 In Executive Orders, Immigration, Racism   Last Updated: September 10, 2017

On August 25, 2017 “President Donald J. Trump granted a Presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona.”

Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt of court on July 31, 2017 by Federal Judge Susan Bolton for failing to adhere to an order by another Federal Judge to stop racial profiling of Hispanic people.

Judge Bolton ruled that “Arpaio knowingly violated a federal judge’s order in 2011. At that time, Arpaio was told he could not detain immigrants [often through traffic stops] simply because they lacked legal status — but for 18 months, his deputies carried on with the practice.”

 

 

Donald J. Trump. "President Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio." Whitehouse.gov, 25 August 2017. Web. 10 September 2017.
Colin Dwyer. "Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted Of Criminal Contempt." NPR, 31 July 2017. Web. 10 September 2017.
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