PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld a judgment issued against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his lawsuit over a shoulder injury he suffered five years ago when he tripped and fell outside a downtown Phoenix office building.
The court on Tuesday also rejected Arpaio’s appeal of a ruling that barred an expert’s testimony on his behalf.
Arpaio lost the case in September 2016 when a judge ruled he failed to show drains outside the building were dangerous.
The lawman contended the building’s owners were negligent.
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Arpaio fell as he was walking to lunch and broke his left shoulder in two spots.
The decision to file the lawsuit marked a reversal for Arpaio, who as an elected official normally found himself on the receiving end of countless legal complaints.