DMX's troubles involving his animal cruelty continues. Local news station, KTAR is reporting that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaino, who recently declared himself the “toughest sheriff in America," revealed that the investigation into DMX animal cruelty charges is “full progress.”
Arpaio said "When I say I'm going to do something, I do it, OK? Some of you may think I do it just to get publicity and then hide,” continuing, “No. The DMX investigation is in full progress. Very soon, I will announce a resolution to that case.” DMX was accused of animal cruelty last August, after officials found 12 undernourished dogs and three buried dogs in the backyard. It should be noted that DMX has never been charged with a crime relating to the case.
Sheriff Arpaino isn't innocent. In 2004 Arpaino and members of a SWAT team raided a house, which later went up in flames. They were accused of driving a dog back into the house and then laughed as the owners watched the dog die an agonizing death. "I was crying hysterically," said Andrea Barker shortly after the botched raid. "I was so upset. They [deputies] were laughing at me."