In the filing, Stapley accuses the sheriff of telling deputies to get surveillance video of his September 2009 arrest that would be used to "further humiliate and intimidate Stapley."A notice of claim is a precursor to a lawsuit against the government.
Additionally, the filing alleges that after his arrest, Stapley was "put into a filthy and rancid cell with feces on the floor."
Monday, March 22, 2010
Stapley Files Notice of Claim Against Arpaio, Thomas
An attorney for Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley filed a notice of claim Friday against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas, among others, alleging defamation, false arrest and malicious prosecution: