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How the MCSO Neglected a 14-Year-Old Rape Victim — and Went to Town on Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon

"America's Toughest Sheriff," it seems, is only tough when the case is high-profile and the cameras are rolling. Give him complicated circumstances or the slightest setback and he folds like a card table.

And here's the kicker.

When the MCSO closed Abigail Brown's case, it filed the case under "cleared."

The FBI requires that "cleared" cases result either in arrest or "exceptional" circumstances — meaning that the agency knows who's guilty but can't actually arrest him. (For example, the suspect might be dead or imprisoned in a country that refuses extradition.)


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1.  The FBI has no authority to declare how the MCSO classifies the internal status of one of its cases.

2.  The MCSO screwed up this case from the beginning.  People should be demoted to desk duty, and people should have gone to jail.  That's what Maricopa County gets from the toughest sheriff in America, and some of the other clowns who work for him.

3.  And the girl has no culpability at all?  Take off your blinders, those rose-colored glasses, and smell the horse manure.

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