Why is the American sheriff such a polarising figure?

Apr 11, 2018
JOE ARPAIO served 24 years as the sheriff of Maricopa county, Arizona, before losing his bid for re-election in 2016. Deeply controversial for his policies on ethnic profiling and jail conditions, Mr Arpaio was repeatedly admonished by state and federal courts, culminating in a conviction for criminal contempt of court in 2017.

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