In United States vs. Joe Arpaio, Controversial Sheriff Says He Is Being Used for the Latino Vote

May 12, 2012
12:22 PM

What follows below are the entire public documents describing in full detail the lawsuit filed this week by the United States government against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Arpaio has already gone on record to say the following, as reported by CNN:

"They're using me for the Latino vote, showing that they're doing something, taking on the sheriff over an alleged racial profiling," Joe Arpaio told reporters in Phoenix. He vowed to defend himself, not for selfish purposes, but to help the thousands of other sheriffs in the country avoid finding themselves in similar situations.

"I'm not going to surrender my office to the federal government," he said. "I will fight this to the bitter end."