Attorneys who alleged in a lawsuit that Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies racially profiled Latinos in their immigration sweeps have asked a federal judge to appoint a mediator to try to resolve the case.
In a filing made public this week, the attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Murray Snow to appoint a magistrate to hold settlement talks.
The sheriff’s office declined to say whether it would take part in such talks. Tim Casey, the sheriff’s attorney in the case, didn’t return a call seeking comment Tuesday.
The judge suggested in March that attorneys on both sides explore settling the lawsuit.
The sheriff denies allegations of racial profiling.