• President Trump told Fox News he's "seriously considering" pardoning former County sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Pardon of Joe Arpaio would refute crux of immigration debate

    Arizona politicians have invoked the "rule of law" for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one - no matter who you are - is above the law.  

  • Arpaio has been a strong supporter of Trump and campaigned for him. (Source: The Associated Press)

    Trump mulls pardon of ex-sheriff with same immigration views

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is awaiting sentencing and the possibility of jail time following a criminal conviction for disobeying a judge's order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

  • President Trump told Fox News he's "seriously considering" pardoning former County sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Report: Trump seriously considering a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    It's only been two weeks since former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for defying a judge's order to stop his immigration sweeps, and there's already talk that his conviction may be thrown out.

  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was one of the first to endorse now President Donald Trump. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)

    As Trump considers Arpaio pardon, critics call out president

    President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he isn't seeking Trump's pardon

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio brushed off his recent criminal conviction in U.S. court as a "petty crime" and insisted he won't seek a pardon from President Donald Trump, despite the pair regularly sharing the stage at political rallies during the 2016 campaign.

  • Arpaio endorsed Trump in January 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arpaio wants to know why Trump has been silent on his case

    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who campaigned hard for Trump last year, says he's not going to ask the commander and chief himself.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio: 6 terms, 24 years in office

    Morgan Loew takes a look back at former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's six terms -- 24 years -- in office, from his unexpected election win to the criminal contempt-of-court case in which he was convicted Monday. Full story @ https://goo.gl/vgcrj3 (Monday, July 31, 2017)

  • Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge Monday, July 31, 2017, for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants in a conviction that marks a final rebuke for the former sheriff and politician (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Joe Arpaio's troubled legacy lingers despite his conviction

    The criminal conviction of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio marks the ultimate repudiation of his tactics, but the fallout over his legacy is still being felt across Phoenix.

  • Joe Arpaio's troubled legacy lingers despite his conviction

    The criminal conviction of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio marks the ultimate repudiation of his tactics, but the fallout over his legacy is still being felt across Phoenix. 

  • GUILTY: Judge rules in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt case

    U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Monday found former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt of court, the culmination of a federal trial that was years in the making.

  • (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Tactics, events that defined Joe Arpaio's career as sheriff

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been convicted of a misdemeanor for refusing to heed a judge's order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. 

  • FILE--In this June 26, 2017, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial with attorney Mark Goldman, right, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file

    Defiance that made Arizona sheriff popular led to downfall

    The political defiance that made Joe Arpaio popular as metro Phoenix's sheriff of 24 years ultimately led to his downfall.

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone spoke about Arpaio without mentioning his name to KTAR. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Sheriff Penzone expected Arpaio guilty verdict

    Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone says he was expecting a guilty verdict in the former sheriff's contempt of court case.

  • Puente Arizona reacts to Arpaio guilty verdict

    Leaders of Puente Arizona speak about the guilty verdict against former sheriff Joe Arpaio.
  • Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Joe Arpaio reacts to his criminal conviction

    The conviction of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio for misdemeanor contempt of court does not mean the end of the case. Donna Rossi was able to reach Arpaio by phone and he did agree to talk for a few minutes.

  • Closing arguments are done in the trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: Maggie Keane)

    Lawyers make last pitches in trial of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    Lawyers have concluded closing arguments at the contempt of court trial of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio involving a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

  • In this June 26, 2017, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, second from right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial with attorney Mark Goldman, left, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Defense: Joe Arpaio didn't intend to ignore court order

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio intentionally ignored a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants to keep his name in the news during a tough re-election year, a federal prosecutor argued Thursday.

  • Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arpaio lawyers file motion seeking an acquittal

    Lawyers for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio have filed a motion in federal court seeking a judgment of acquittal in his criminal contempt-of-court case.

  • Defense rests in Arpaio's trial; closing arguments July 6

    The defense for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio rested its case Thursday after former members of Arpaio's immigration enforcement squad testified that they didn't believe they did anything to prompt a judge to order an end to Arpaio's immigration patrols that targeted immigrants.

  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial with attorney Mark Goldman, right, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Another ex-Arpaio underling testifies against him in court

    Two ex-members of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration enforcement squad testified against their old boss Wednesday, with one man describing how the agency defied a judicial order to stop rounding up immigrants.

  • Joe Arpaio was back in court for day two of his criminal contempt trial where his longtime publicist testified. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Publicist says Joe Arpaio wouldn't have violated court order

    Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's longtime publicist testified at her ex-boss' criminal trial Tuesday that he wouldn't have violated a judge's order to stop traffic patrols targeting immigrants.

  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio heads to 2nd day of criminal trial

    Tuesday's court proceedings come after prosecutors a day earlier presented comments the former sheriff of Maricopa County made to the media bragging about his tough immigration enforcement.

  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio's immigration talk against him

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

  • In this Thursday, July 29, 2010 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Phoenix announcing his crime suppression sweeps. (left) (Source: AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is going on trial on a criminal charge stemming from immigration enforcement actions. 

  • Arpaio still costing taxpayers money

    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted this week to move forward on a court order to hold the sheriff's office more accountable. On Monday the board voted to create the Professional Standards Bureau that will handle complaints made against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arpaio makes last-ditch effort to delay his contempt trial

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking a judge to delay his criminal trial that's scheduled to start Monday.

  • Joe Arpaio wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify at his upcoming criminal contempt trial. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Prosecutors oppose bid for Sessions testimony in Arpaio case

    Federal prosecutors urged a judge to reject a bid by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to call Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify at the Arizona lawman's upcoming criminal contempt trial.

  • Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Feds can raise Arpaio's acknowledged civil contempt at trial

    A judge has rejected former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to bar prosecutors at his upcoming criminal trial from mentioning that he had previously acknowledged committing civil contempt-of-court.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio loses bid to bar campaign comments at trial

    Prosecutors at former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's upcoming criminal trial over his refusal to stop his immigration patrols can use campaign statements he made about his fight against border problems, a judge has ruled. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arpaio asks US Supreme Court for jury trial in contempt case

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his request to have a jury, rather than a judge, decide whether he should be convicted of criminal contempt-of-court charge for defying a court order in a racial profiling case.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arpaio loses another bid for jury trial on contempt charge

    An appeals court has rejected former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to have a jury, rather than a judge, decide whether he is guilty of a criminal contempt-of-court charge for disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case.

  • Joe Arpaio wants to call AG Jeff Sessions as witness at his contempt trial

     A surprising name has been added to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's witness list at his upcoming criminal contempt-of-court trial: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose agency is prosecuting the lawman for defying a judge's order to stop his immigration patrols. 

  • Judge grants delay in Joe Arpaio's criminal trial

    A judge has allowed a delay in Joe Arpaio's criminal trial. The former sheriff's trial could now begin as late as June or July. Arpaio was originally scheduled to stand trial April 25 and faces up to six months in jail if convicted.  

  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: The Associated Press)

    Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses bid to dismiss his contempt case

    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost a bid to dismiss his criminal contempt-of-court case for ignoring a judge's order to stop his immigration patrols.

  • Joe Arpaio's longtime lawyer backs out of case 3 weeks before trial

    Could former Sheriff Joe Arpaio find himself without one of his main lawyers three weeks before Arpaio's criminal contempt trial?

  • Feds want judge to decide whether Arpaio should be convicted

    Prosecutors want a judge to decide whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be convicted of a criminal contempt-of-court charge for disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case. 

  • Defeated Arpaio has no regrets about immigration crackdowns

    The outgoing sheriff of metro Phoenix says he was saddened by his defeat after 24 years in office, but expressed no regrets about launching dozens of immigration crackdowns that made him a national political figure but ultimately led to his downfall. 

  • (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Reign ends for Joe Arpaio, once popular immigration enforcer

    Arpaio's political invincibility ended Tuesday when a little-known retired Phoenix police sergeant unseated him after 24 years in office. It marked a stunning fall for a lawman whose reputation as an immigration enforcer made him wildly popular among conservatives nationwide.

  • In this July 21, 2016, file photo, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona walks on the stage to speak during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Source: AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Joe Arpaio's criminal charge reshapes Arizona sheriff's race

    While election initially centered on the growing taxpayer costs of a racial profiling case Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost three years ago, the focus shifted after the U.S. Justice Department announced the day before early voting began that it would prosecute Arpaio for continuing his signature immigration patrols, which a judge concluded more than a year later had racially profiled Latinos.

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Arpaio enters not guilty plea in criminal contempt-of-court case

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio entered a not guilty plea in his criminal contempt-of-court case on Friday.

  • Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge's order in a racial-profiling case, leaving the 84-year-old lawman in a tough spot two weeks before Election Day as he seeks a seventh term.

  • Sheriff Arpaio admits to contempt of court

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has admitted to contempt of court. There was no big announcement Wednesday, just a quiet court filing intended to keep the sheriff from having to testify in open court next month.