Arpaio to testify at contempt-of-court hearing

Arpaio to testify at contempt-of-court hearing

PHOENIX (AP) -Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled to testify Wednesday about his acknowledged disobedience of court orders in a racial profiling lawsuit as well as an alleged investigation involving the case’s judge.

Arpaio faces the contempt-of-court hearings over his decision to let his officers conduct immigration patrols 18 months after they were told to stop them.

Other subjects to be examined include an allegation that Arpaio launched an investigation of the profiling case’s judge in a failed bid to get him disqualified.

Arpaio could face fines, and later he’ll be called into criminal court on similar grounds.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow has said the investigation was intended to show an alleged conspiracy between him and federal authorities pressing another lawsuit against Arpaio.

Arpaio denies he was investigating Snow.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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