40,000 Petitions to be Delivered at Justice Department in Support of in Support of Sheriff Arpiao

NCPD Urges Department Of Justice to Drop Charges Against Arpaio

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Wednesday, June 7, James Fotis, President of National Center for Police Defense will deliver petitions of support for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. These petitions urge the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to drop the federal criminal contempt case currently pending against the Maricopa County Sheriff. In August 2016, a federal judge referred Arpaio for criminal contempt charges.  In October, just weeks before the election, the DOJ formally filed charges.

“Sheriff Arpaio has been humiliated by the residual employees left behind by the Obama Justice Department. Sheriff Arpaio did what he did for his 24 years as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona; he removed individuals that were in the United States illegally from the streets of Arizona—the system of laws that he upheld has turned its back on him” says Jim Fotis, President of National Center for Police Defense. “Especially in light of threats to the country from those intent on doing harm, Sheriff Arpaio’s actions should be applauded not prosecuted.”


James Fotis, National Center for Police Defense


Delivering Petitions in support of Sheriff Joe Arpaio


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2:30 PM


U.S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20530-0001