Ruling stands on sheriff's loss in records casePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court is letting stand a lower court's order that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office pay $29,400 to a Tucson newspaper for legal fees and costs stemming from a battle over public records.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Court of Appeals decision that upheld a ruling by a trial judge in Tucson.
The judge ruled that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office violated the law by taking a half-year to produce records requested by the Tucson Citizen.
The records related to a dispute between the sheriff's office and the Pima County Attorney's Office over who should prosecute a racketeering case and claim more than $30 million in seized assets.
The newspaper stopped print publication last month.
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