PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled to testify Wednesday in a deposition as part of a contempt-of-court case for the sheriff's acknowledged violations of court orders in a racial profiling case.
The closed-door testimony is being taken in advance of contempt hearings set next month for Arpaio and four aides for the violation of a 2011 order that barred the sheriff's immigration patrols.
The hearings also will focus on a botched effort by Arpaio's office to gather traffic-stop videos that were withheld in the profiling case.
Last week, Arpaio acknowledged the violations and proposed making a public apology and a $100,000 donation to a civil rights group.
The judge denied Arpaio's request to call off the hearings and said efforts to resolve the contempt case should continue.