Joseph Michael Arpaio is an American former law enforcement officer and politician. He served as the 36th Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona for 24 years, from 1993 to 2017, losing reelection to Democrat Paul Penzone in 2016. Starting in 2005, Arpaio took an outspoken stance against illegal immigration, styling himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff". In 2010, he became a flashpoint for opposition to Arizona's SB1070 anti-illegal immigrant law, which was largely struck down by the Supreme Court of the United States. Arpaio is also known for investigating former U.S. President Barack Obama's birth certificate, and, as of 2018, he continued to claim without evidence that it was forged. Arpaio has been accused of numerous types of police misconduct, including abuse of power, misuse of funds, failure to investigate sex crimes, criminal negligence, abuse of suspects in custody, improper clearance of cases, unlawful enforcement of immigration laws, and election law violations.
|Born:||Joseph Michael Arpaio, June 14, 1932, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Preceded by:||Tom Agnos|
|Succeeded by:||Paul Penzone|
|IMDb:||Joe Arpaio's IMDb|
About Joe Arpaio
The Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona who was involved in the investigation in attempting to disprove the validity of Barack Obama's birth certificate.
He served in the Army and later worked as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
He appeared on the reality show Smile...You're Under Arrest! in 2008. He was pardoned by Donald Trump in 2017.
He resided in Arizona with his wife Ava and their two children.
He formed an illegal immigration operations in 2010 along with celebrity Steven Seagal.
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