Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Puts Mugshots to Vote Online

Public allowed to rate inmates arrested by "America's toughest sheriff."

ByABC News
April 20, 2011, 4:02 PM

April 20, 2011— -- Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls himself "America's toughest sheriff," and now he's come up with a new way to try and prove it.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's office this week unveiled an online showcase of hundreds of inmate mugshots categorized by crime -- and put them up for a vote. Arpaio calls it the "Mugshot of the Day" competition.

"I want people to turn to see if their neighbor's been arrested," Arpaio said in a prepared statement.

He said the website may help produce more leads on unresolved crimes.

The "leader board" of seven inmates who have received the most votes features disheveled faces and unusual physical appearances.