Sheriff’s Office defies judge on order for system password


A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday ordered that the Sheriff’s Office divulge the password it forcefully installed on a county computer system linked to sensitive state and federal criminal-justice data.

But Chief Deputy David Hendershott later said he will refuse to share the password – even if it means he goes to jail.

During the Friday hearing, Judge Joseph Heilman said that if the Sheriff’s Office doesn’t divulge the password by Wednesday, he will “hold someone in contempt of court.” //

“I assume it’s going to be someone seated at this table,” he added, referring to Hendershott.

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