PHOENIX — The fallout over Joe Arpaio’s legacy as the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix is expected to linger on, even after he was ousted from office last year convicted of a crime this week.

The taxpayer cost from a racial profiling case that led to his criminal conviction is expected to reach $92 million by next summer.

People who were illegally detained when Arpaio violated a court order in the profiling case will still need to be compensated.

And Latinos say his legacy lives on in the form of fear.

A judge found Arpaio guilty of misdemeanor contempt-of-court Monday for intentionally defying a 2011 order in the profiling case to stop his patrols.

Arpaio, who plans to appeal the verdict, declined a request Tuesday for an interview.


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