A federal judge sanctioned Arpaio for destroying e-mail and other evidence relating to crime-suppression sweeps. The lawsuit has also brought Arpaio and one of his chief deputies to depositions.
Many assumed the e-mail messages were gone forever until county officials discovered they had a backup copy...
Friday afternoon, a sheriff’s commander, Bob Rampy, showed up at the county’s information technology facility to take possession of the e-mail, saying the messages were MCSO property and contained sensitive information that could jeopardize ongoing criminal cases...
David Bodney, an attorney handling the racial profiling lawsuit, said Arpaio "shouldn't be turning this document destruction issue into a grudge match between the Sheriff's Office and Maricopa County."
Monday, March 8, 2010
'Grudge Match' Between Arpaio, Supes Gets Hotter
On Friday, a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy showed up at the county's information technology office to demand backup copies of e-mail messages relating to the Melendres matter that the county discovered: