Posted: 9:30 P.M (MST)
A political group has filed paperwork with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office to launch a recall campaign against Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Respect Arizona will need to collect more than 350,000 valid signatures in the next 120 days to force a recall election. Arpaio was elected in November to his sixth consecutive term in office. He filed paperwork last week indicating that he plans to run again in 2016.
In a statement Thursday, Arpaio say he believes the recall effort is over his stance on enforcing laws including those pertaining to illegal immigration.