PHOENIX (KSAZ) - On Friday evening, President Donald Trump granted a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt for refusing to follow a judge's order and stop his immigration patrols. He was supposed to be sentenced in October, and had faced up to six months in jail.
As news broke on the pardon, supporters and opposing individuals and groups reacted to the controversial news.
VIDEOS: Fox 10's Matt Galka went to a press conference where organizations expressed outrage over the pardon. Fox 10's Stefania Okolie talked to supporters who were happy about the pardon.