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Maricopa County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday stormed into a county building, seized control of a computer system and threatened to arrest county employees if they tried to stop them, according to county officials.
County management responded by asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge for a temporary restraining order against the Sheriff's Office.
Swanson said that the deputies' "aggressive action" of seizing the system is "unsupportable, unwarranted and unprecedented." "The sheriff did not receive permission from - or give notice to - any other elected official or stakeholder agency before barging in with armed officers and demanding that he be given exclusive control," he said. County Manager Smith called the action "the lowest common denominator of a thug, which is the use of force. (Sheriff Joe Arpaio) has no authority in law - or business practice - to do this. He just decided . . . to send in deputies and take over and kick the staff out. It's a misappropriation of public assets."
Originally posted by warrenb
what are they arguing over?
I'm totally confused
Originally posted by cloakndagger
Disputes are handled in a court of law. Where is the mayor in all this? Doesn't the mayor have authority over the sheriff?