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Dowling to appeal dismissal of suit against Arpaio

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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 2:39 pm

A former school official who was investigated by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to appeal the dismissal of her lawsuit against the sheriff.

A lawyer for former Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools Sandra Dowling says in court documents that Dowling will appeal a ruling last month by a judge who found there was no evidence that Arpaio acted unreasonably in launching the investigation.

Dowling was charged with 25 felonies related to her operation of a school for homeless children, but was convicted of one misdemeanor for giving a summer job to her daughter and was sentenced to probation.

Dowling claimed Arpaio must have known there was no probable cause for prosecuting her.

Arpaio said there was probable cause to support the charges against the superintendent.

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