MCSO deputy kept evidence at home; new details released

He's become a major figure in the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. 

Now FOX 10 is getting a look at the activities of Charlie Armendariz before he left the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and later took his own life.

Inside his home, investigators found hours worth of video and items taken from traffic stops.

The videos captured events that would have landed the deputy in serious trouble.

What was found inside Armendariz's home is now a major focus in the racial profiling case against MCSO.

Driver's licenses, social security cards, debit cards, a stash of weapons, were all found inside his home. 

These items were found in his home after he resigned from the Sheriff's Office.

Investigators also found cameras and DVD's that contained hours worth of traffic stops.

The videos are now key evidence in the federal racial profiling lawsuit against MCSO.

In the documents that were made public, they disclose some of content of those DVD's. In one of the videos where Armendariz is working at a high school prom, he and another deputy detained someone for underage consumption and put him in the backseat of a patrol car.

According to the report, the suspect became verbally abusive, and while handcuffed Armendariz tasered him.

Moments later, the suspect is verbally apologizing and pleading, saying he won't do it again. Deputy Armendariz used his taser for a second time, for an unknown reason.

The internal affairs report says the suspect appeared to be compliant and no threat. 

The newly released documents also show internal affairs investigators started looking at other deputies seen in the video.

MCSO was criticized by a court-appointed monitor. He called the Armendariz investigation poorly planned and executed.
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