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Arpaio faces deadline in civil rights case

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose office has been accused of a wide range of civil rights violations, faces a Wednesday deadline to say whether his agency will hold discussions with federal officials about ways to correct the alleged violations.

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Montgomery questions DOJ report; calls for reinstatement of immigration checks (access required)

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery today joined the chorus of Republicans questioning the political motives of the U.S. Department of Justice and its release of findings that the Sheriff’s Office has followed a practice of racial profiling.

Montgomery also said he’s also going to ask the federal government to reinstate a program it stripped from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Thursday that allows detention officers to check the immigration status of people who are getting processed into jail.

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