February 21, 2012
Dear Sheriff Armor and County Attorney Flores,
I am requesting the assistance of your offices to conduct a joint comprehensive investigation into the recent allegations made publicly against me and my office including possible crimes committed against me personally. I request that your investigation look into allegations of human rights violations, threatening and intimidating, misuse of public resources, theft of property, theft of identity, fraud and impersonation.
Your immediate attention and assistance with this investigation is requested. I have instructed my Sheriff’s Office and political staff to fully cooperate with your inquiry in an effort to settle these allegations made against me.
Paul Babeu, Sheriff
Pinal County, Arizona
Sheriff Babeu had spoken with Sheriff Armer and County Attorney Flores both of Gila County earlier today regarding the investigation he was asking them to complete. Both had stated they would conduct the investigation but after further review, they both told our office they don't have the resources to conduct it at this time. Sheriff Babeu has now spoken with Attorney General Tom Horne who has agreed to take on the independent investigation.
Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, "Attorney General Tom Horne is the top prosecutor in the state. I feel that he and his staff will conduct this comprehensive investigation into all allegations made against me and my office, as well as possible crimes committed against me."