A federal judge has found grounds for sanctions after some sheriff's officials admitted to deleting their e-mails and shredding records of traffic stops made during crime sweeps.
A lawsuit accuses deputies of racially profiling Hispanics during the crime sweeps.
"I am extremely happy in the courts finding," Arpaio said in a statement. "My office will we be cooperating fully in this matter. At the end of the day I am confident in my deputies and the service they provide to the citizens of Maricopa County."
The judge said he'll wait until related issues are sorted out before punishing MCSO.