Updated: Thursday, 14 Apr 2011, 6:37 PM MDT
Published : Thursday, 14 Apr 2011, 6:37 PM MDT
TEMPE - Protesters and tough questions greeted Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the ASU campus Thursday. The sheriff has made headlines this week for a handful of controversies -- including misspent money and a probe into department higher-ups who may have engaged in criminal behavior.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio went to speak before the College Republicans club, but on the way in, he was approached by demonstrators.
Right now, Arpaio is facing scrutiny on two fronts. One, the investigation into misconduct by three top deputies. The report by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office is complete, but it hasn't be released.
"I'm in the process of looking at it with my lawyers, and we'll see what happens," he said.
Two, the sheriff's office is also facing tough questions from the county over jail funds, and $99 million that was allegedly misused.
"My office is working very closely with the county in resolving this matter, it goes back 8 years."
We asked, "Well you signed off on everything right?"
"No I don't sign off. I delegate."
"Shouldn't you have known?"
"I don't think anybody knew, including the county auditors," Arpaio replied.
The three top deputies are all on paid leave, and the sheriff says they will get a chance to answer to the allegations before the report is made public.
(Source: My Fox Phoenix)