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Arpaio to get outside counsel for racial-profiling lawsuit

With one of his attorney's, Joseph Popolizio listening, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, answers questions regarding the Department of Justice announcing a federal civil lawsuit against Sheriff Arpaio and his department, during a news conference Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Phoenix. According to the Department of Justice, after months of negotiations failed to yield an agreement to settle allegations that the sheriff's department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols, the lawsuit was filed. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Maricopa County will hire outside counsel to defend itself in the U.S. Department of Justice’s racial-profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The county is named as one of three defendants in the suit filed May 10. The Justice Department is accusing sheriff’s deputies of discriminating against Latino residents.

The Arizona Republic says the county Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Wednesday to hire outside counsel.

County Attorney Bill Montgomery says the outside counsel have expertise in high-profile, complex lawsuits involving the federal government.

The County Attorney’s Office would manage them and have oversight and give periodic updates about status and costs to the board.

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6 comments

  1. COUNTER SUITE, COUNTER SUITE, COUNTER SUITE, COUNTER SUITE, COUNTER SUITE, COUNTER SUITE, COUNTER SUITE, COUNTER SUITE, COUNTER SUITE

  2. COUNTER SUITE
    You have a WAR ON DRUGS and the Sheriff is on the front lines of that war. Then you have Erik Benedict Holder supplying the enemy with guns and using his authority to intimidate the sheriff.
    COUNTER SUITE
    Demand for a jury trial.
    Take it out of the hands of ploiticians and judges. Let the citizens/people decide. I believe that you need to be a citizen to serve on a jury.

  3. Squandering hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars, destroying innocent lives, families and communities while making lawyers rich and building the Maricopa County sheriff’s “brand” is truly shameful. Are the voters that ignorant?

  4. There certainly needs to be term limits for a county sheriff. Abuse of power and an entrenched culture for decades = tyranny. 6 terms is far too long for anyone to be in “power” and “control”. Wake up voters! No official is worth the price taxpayers are forced to pay. An ordinary person cannot afford to pay for an Arizona lawyer yet they have to pay for out of control officials suing their political enemies.

  5. Sheriff Arpaio’s performance as a Sheriff has cost taxpayers millions of dollars. His law enforcement decisions are “poor” at best and it costs taxpayers more dollars to keep him in office vs. finding someone more qualified to manage and administer MCSO. We need an individual that is a well trained, law enforcement professional, solid administrator, understands management, knows law enforcement and is not seeking publicity for himself. One that is committed to protecting residents and fighting crime. I hope taxpayers decide it is time to make this change and get rid of the “ugly” image that is also a part of MCSO due to Arpaio and his publicity antics and decide it costs us more to keep a “mediocre” Sheriff than to elect a law enforcement professional to take his place.

  6. Just like 4 years ago, I am writing Sheriff Joe in for President. He and his antics are exactly what this Country need. If these people win this lawsuit, after attorney fees, you can bet the rest will go to the Coyotes to smuggle more of their family into this country.

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