DOJ Supports Arpaio's Attempt to Have Conviction Tossed

Less than three weeks after President Donald Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a criminal contempt of court charge, it is being reported the Department of Justice is backing his attempt to have his conviction thrown out.

BuzzFeed News reported lawyers with the Department of Justice filed papers Monday that said Arpaio's pardon essentially canceled out the criminal case against him.

Arpaio, 85, was found to be in contempt of court in July over allegations that his department participated in racial profiling. He was never sentenced, and Click Here to comment on this article

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