Arpaio loses appeal in lawsuit over his slip-and-fall injury

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"My wife Ava is showing her love after my fall," Arpaio said in a tweet. (Source: twitter@RealSheriffJoe) "My wife Ava is showing her love after my fall," Arpaio said in a tweet. (Source: twitter@RealSheriffJoe)
PHOENIX (AP) -

The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld a judgment issued against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his lawsuit over a shoulder injury he suffered five years ago when he tripped and fell outside a downtown Phoenix office building.

The court on Tuesday also rejected Arpaio's appeal of a ruling that barred an expert's testimony on his behalf.

Arpaio lost the case in September 2016 when a judge ruled he failed to show drains outside the building were dangerous.

[RELATED: Arpaio loses suit over broken shoulder suffered in 2013 fall]

The lawman contended the building's owners were negligent. 

Arpaio fell as he was walking to lunch and broke his left shoulder in two spots.

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The decision to file the lawsuit marked a reversal for Arpaio, who as an elected official normally found himself on the receiving end of countless legal complaints.

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