PHOENIX — The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld a judgment issued against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his lawsuit over a shoulder injury he suffered five years ago when he tripped and fell outside a downtown Phoenix office building.

The court on Tuesday also rejected Arpaio’s appeal of a ruling that barred an expert’s testimony on his behalf.

Arpaio lost the case in September 2016 when a judge ruled he failed to show drains outside the building were dangerous.

The lawman contended the building’s owners were negligent.

Arpaio fell as he was walking to lunch and broke his left shoulder in two spots.

The decision to file the lawsuit marked a reversal for Arpaio, who as an elected official normally found himself on the receiving end of countless legal complaints.