Ariz. Sheriff Babeu Seeks Independent Probe of Allegations


Beleaguered Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeau on Tuesday asked authorities in a neighboring county for a comprehensive, independent investigation into allegations against him and his office.

Babeu asked the Gila County Sheriff’s Office and County Attorney’s Office to “look into allegations of human rights violations, threatening and intimidating, misuse of public resources, theft of property, theft of identity, fraud and impersonation.”

In a one-page letter to Gila County Sheriff John Armor and County Attorney Daisy Flores, Babeu said he had instructed his office and political staff “to fully cooperate with your inquiry in an effort to settle these allegations made against me.”

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