On Monday, Arpaio tweeted a response to past coverage of his activities:
ch 5 news dir & reporter run same story over & over about MCSO..getting a little silly...hoping for an emmy at my expense?? Good Luck Ch 5
And on Thursday, the Sheriff's Office produced a video response to a story about animal remains found in a Phoenix home. CBS 5 News reporter Jose Miguel says he e-mailed MCSO twice for comment; the Sheriff's Office says it never received the e-mails:
KPHO-TV News Director Michelle Donaldson posted the following response on the video's YouTube page:
CBS 5 News tried twice to get a response from MCSO, beginning at 1:47pm that day. Detectives said they never got our messages. However, they insist that we continue to use the designated phone lines for media and not contact them directly.
This is a public agency serving the public.
We will continue to direct appropriate scrutiny toward MCSO and all agencies that serve our viewers.
-KPHO News Director