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Paul Penzone is the new Maricopa County Sheriff, defeats Joe Arpaio

Posted at 11:07 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 08:48:29-05

Maricopa County has a new sheriff in town. 

Democrat Paul Penzone beat long-standing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Tuesday in a campaign that featured plenty of attacks on both sides.

Arpaio, who has been sheriff since 1993, is still in the midst of criminal contempt charges for continuing to profile Latino drivers after a federal judge barred him from doing so. 

Polls had Penzone up in recent weeks -- and Grammy Award-winning singer John Legend even stumped for the former Phoenix police officer.