Like you didn’t know it was the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. His enlightened “pink underwear” policy is at the heart of a federal lawsuit. As reported by myfoxphoenix.com:
A federal court has reinstated a lawsuit against Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio — over pink underwear. The Sheriff is well known for making inmates wear them.
A woman claims her brother’s death stemmed from a traumatic incident at the jail, when he was allegedly held down, stripped and forced into the pink underwear.
She says it upset him so much that when authorities tried to arrest him weeks later, he ran four or five miles to get away from them — and died of a heart attack.
A federal district court ruled against allowing the family’s lawsuit, but for now, an appeals court says the case can be heard.