Sheriff Joe Heads Back To Court

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was unable to cite any evidence while on the witness stand Wednesday in a malicious prosecution suit filed by the son of Sen. Jeff Flake.

Last month, Flake’s son Austin filed his suit against Arpaio, saying the sheriff pursued charges against him and his then-wife in 2014 for the deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel his in-laws managed.

The case was later dismissed.

Arpaio told jurors Wednesday that he had enough evidence to prove the dogs died of heat exhaustion, but couldn’t explain his confidence in that, The Associated Press reported.

Read more at Roll Call.

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