Arpaio Announces Run For Maricopa County Sheriff On Same Date As Pardon

on May 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.
PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 22: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to the media in front of the Arizona State Capitol before filing petitions to run for the U.S. Senate on May 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arpai... PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 22: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to the media in front of the Arizona State Capitol before filing petitions to run for the U.S. Senate on May 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for disobeying a 2011 court order in an immigration case, was pardoned by President Donald Trump in August 2017. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 26, 2019 9:05 a.m.

Joe Arpaio announced Monday, the same date President Donald Trump pardoned him in 2017, that he would run to be sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona in 2020.

“When he is back in office, Sheriff Arpaio will re-open Tent City Jail and bring back his popular jail policies, reinstitute the Posse to its former strength and continue to enforce all Arizona laws that deal with drug trafficking, sex trafficking and other crimes associated with the border and illegal immigration,” a press release announcing the run said.

Arpaio was convicted on criminal contempt of court in a racial profiling case, prompting revelations of mistreatment of prisoners under his watch in tent cities and on chain gangs.

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