Critics call charge against Sheriff Joe Arpaio comeuppance

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to reporters in Phoenix, Ariz. A judge will hold a hearing in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, to discuss legal issues raised by a recommendation that prosecutors file a criminal contempt-of-court case against Arpaio. The hearing falls the day before early voting starts in Arpaio's bid for a seventh term as metro Phoenix's top law enforcer. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix has walked away from criminal investigations in the past without facing charges and still has managed to get re-elected.

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