It’s time for Sheriff Joe try one last trick. Today the former Maricopa County Sheriff had his lawyers file paperwork requesting a jury trial for his criminal contempt trial.
The controversial former Sheriff has pled not guilty and have a rough road ahead of him if he doesn’t want to see the inside of a jail. The trial by jury request undoubtedly is his way of hopefully finding one of his supporters to help save him from eating some of that green baloney he has served up to Maricopa County inmates for the last 20 years.
The 84-year-old was officially charged with criminal contempt in October for disobeying a federal court order in a racial-profiling case that included his famous immigration patrols.
He admitted in court to ignoring the court to order but not purposefully. He said he didn’t understand the injunction.
The case has cost county taxpayers millions in lawyers and court fees.
I for one hope he is convicted and has to serve time in the tent city he created.