Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting
Published July 9-13, 2008 in Tribune newspapers
By Ryan Gabrielson, Paul Giblin
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has garnered international media attention for his illegal immigration enforcement effort, one of the most aggressive in U.S. history. But it comes with a price – slower response times on other calls, a dropping arrest rate and, for a time, excessive overtime costs. A five-part Tribune investigation examines the enforcement effort including its hidden costs.
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