The outcome of the federal grand jury investigating allegations of criminal conduct in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is impossible to predict, but news of the panel left some county employees and observers relieved and others confounded. Two county executives said Thursday they are preparing to testify next week before the grand jury, which is looking into allegations of misconduct in the Sheriff's Office. Prosecutors can't discuss grand-jury proceedings in the interest of protecting the accused, but witnesses can disclose information. County Manager David Smith and Deputy County Manager Sandi Wilson contend the questions revolve around allegations that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has abused his power as a law-enforcement official. If that's true, the proceedings could trigger criminal charges of civil-rights violations Joe Arpaio, MCSO investigation may not lead to indictment I could have told you this was coming the day our former Gov. got selected to head Homeland Security. What the Fed. does not seem to understand here is that Sheriff Joe has been elected many many times to that office and is very popular here and by doing this, they further seperate themselves from a large majority of people here in Arizona. this has little if anything to do with corruption in the MCSO and lot more to do with the Sheriff Joe's policy of arresting illegals and holding them for deportation.