Sheriff Joe Arpaio booted from office by Arizona voters
Arpaio, who has been sheriff since 1993, lost to former Phoenix officer Paul Penzone, who received endorsements from some of Arizona’s biggest newspapers.
The Maricopa County sheriff is currently facing criminal contempt of court charges.
The trial for the now ex-sheriff is set for Dec. 6 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.
If convicted, the 84-year-old could face up to six months in jail.