Campbell: ‘It’s time for Arpaio to resign’
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX –Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24), today released the following statement calling for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign. A federal judge recently found that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office engaged in the illegal practice of racial profiling.
“A federal judge determined that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Arpaio, illegally profiled Arizonans based on race. The judge ruled that a top law enforcement official in the county violated the law. This decision left no room for ambiguity. It’s time for Arpaio to resign.
“The sheriff has indicated that he intends to appeal the judge’s decision. If he pursues this course of action, the sheriff will waste additional tax payer money and will bring unwanted attention to our state for what will amount to little more than political posturing. The bottom line is that racial profiling is an indication of the culture of corruption the sheriff has created. Such practices are both extremist and divisive.
“For these reasons, which add to his record of inappropriate activities, Sheriff Arpaio should immediately resign. It is the right thing to do. The people of Arizona deserve better.”