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Arpaio’s profiling trial to resume Tuesday

A defiant Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, pounds his fist on the podium as he answers questions regarding the Department of Justice announcing a federal civil lawsuit against Sheriff Arpaio and his department, during a news conference May 10 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Lawyers who accuse Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office of racial profiling are expected to rest their case Tuesday at a trial aimed at settling allegations over whether the lawman’s immigration patrols disproportionately single out Latinos.

Arpaio’s attorneys are expected to present key elements of their case after the plaintiffs call their last two witnesses.

Testimony is expected to wrap up Wednesday or Thursday.

Arpaio’s office is accused of pulling over some vehicles only to make immigration status checks.

The sheriff has repeatedly denied charges that his department discriminates against Latinos and says his deputies only make stops when they think a crime has been committed.

The plaintiffs aren’t seeking money and instead want a declaration stating that Arpaio’s office engages in discriminatory practices and an order requiring policy changes.

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  1. The same thing happens with the Tucson Police Department, except they go to the extreme of assaulting latinos without provocation and Chief Via Senor condones thier actions. It’s worst when your own race does nothing, when things like happens. But Hey, What Goes Around, Comes Around. Sooner or later….. I know I’ve been there…

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