Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has appointed a “cold case posse” to review information pertaining to President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

Sgt. Jesse Spurgin, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed the news to The Daily Caller Tuesday.

Spurgin explained that the tough-on-crime Arizona sheriff is tasking the posse with examining documents provided to Arpaio by author Jerome Corsi.

The goal of the inquest “is to determine whether there appears to be enough evidence to move forward with an investigation or — and this is more likely the case — whether another governmental entity might be a better choice to investigate these claims,” Spurgin explained.

Two members of the posse “will review, not investigate, the documents given to Sheriff Arpaio by Dr. Corci [sic] and his fellow associates,” according to Spurgin.

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