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County Set To Pay $1 Million Over Death in Arpaio Jail

Last updated 6 years ago

"The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will pay $1 million to the family of a man who died while in custody of the Sheriff’s Office.

Juan Farias Mendoza died in 2007 after a physical exchange with detention officers in one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s jails, according to a notice of claim obtained by The Arizona Republic. The claim named the Sheriff’s Office and the county’s Correctional Health Services agency, which is responsible for inmate health care, in Mendoza’s death, which it deemed wrongful."

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