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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

O Arizona: Sheriff Joe Reaps the Whirlwind, but No Stimulus Money

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Wednesday his office applied for federal stimulus money to hire 25 deputies, but did not receive any of the $100 million passed out Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The sheriff’s office, facing a $17 million deficit, also was left out of $5.5 million in federal stimulus money given to Arizona law enforcement agencies Wednesday to fight drug traffickers along the Mexican border.

The $100 million outlay announced Tuesday went to 1,000 police departments nationwide and will be used to hire 4,700 officers.

link: Arpaio effort to hire 25 with stimulus funds nixed - Phoenix Business Journal:


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