Flake’s son seeks new trial against Arpaio in Arizona: report
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeSchumer recruiting top-notch candidate for McCain Senate seat The Hill's Morning Report — Trump eyes wall money options as shutdown hits 21 days Poll: Sanders most popular senator, Flake least MORE’s (R-Ariz.) son is reportedly seeking a new civil trial against ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is running to replace Flake in the Senate.

Austin Flake and his ex-wife lost a lawsuit late last year that alleged Arpaio pursued felony animal cruelty charges against them in an effort to hurt the senator politically. The case was dismissed in December.

Austin Flake’s lawyer told The Associated Press that he will seek another trial because authorities did not turn over evidence that he believes could have swayed the jury in Flake’s favor.


In June 2014, Austin Flake and his then-wife were charged in a case relating to the deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel when the air conditioning in the room they were staying in stopped working. Austin Flake and his wife were watching the dogs at while his in-laws, who operated the kennel, were out of town.

Since the case was dismissed, Arpaio has announced his candidacy to replace Jeff Flake in the Senate. Flake, who has been a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE, is not running for reelection.

Arpaio has been an outspoken supporter of Trump since he launched his campaign in 2015. Apraio faces a GOP primary this summer against Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyMark Kelly considering Senate bid as Arizona Dems circle McSally Schumer recruiting top-notch candidate for McCain Senate seat On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (R-Ariz.) and Kelli Ward.

Trump pardoned Arpaio last August after the sheriff had been found guilty of contempt of court after a Justice Department investigation found he racially profiled Latinos.