MCSO Set To Vote On Settlement For Arpaio-Era Lawsuit

Published: Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:10pm
Updated: Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:19pm

The Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors could vote to settle a lawsuit filed against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The case is one of many lawsuits filed against Arpaio, now a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, over the treatment of inmates in county jails during his 24 years as sheriff.

The family of a mentally ill man alleges he died after being beaten and shot with a stun gun by law enforcement officers in a county jail.

Lawyers previously disclosed that Maricopa County had tentatively resolved the lawsuit, but the $7 million payout amount wasn't publicly revealed until it was listed on a Board of Supervisors agenda posted Friday.

The settlement is scheduled for a vote Wednesday.

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