America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is fast approaching a crossroads where he must decide either to settle claims that his officers racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols — and overhaul his practices — or take his chances at trial.Read More »
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyers filed motions in federal court Friday to exclude some citizen letters and complaints in a racial profiling lawsuit brought against his office.Read More »
Latino and black leaders in metro Phoenix released a long list of recommendations Friday for overhauling Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office and asked the U.S. Department of Justice to consider the proposals during negotiations to settle civil rights allegations against Arpaio's office.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyers urged an appeals court to reverse a ruling that barred his deputies who are enforcing Arizona's immigrant smuggling law from detaining people based solely on the suspicion that they're in the country illegally.Read More »
A group says it has collected nearly 100,000 online petitions signatures from across the country to demand that federal authorities prove their allegations that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appealing a federal judge's ruling that prohibited his deputies from detaining people under Arizona's immigrant smuggling law based solely on the suspicion that they're in the country illegally.Read More »
An estimated 100 opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are expected to rally in downtown Phoenix on Friday to protest the treatment of an inmate in one of Arpaio's jails and racial profiling allegations against the sheriff's office.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer maintained a diplomatic tone regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s allegations of widespread racial profiling and civil rights violations by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, saying she was keeping an eye on the situation but declining to comment on the validity of the claims.Read More »
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.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has always been fond of saying he’s accountable only to the voters.
But the U.S. Department of Justice took the first steps Dec. 15 toward making Arpaio answer to the federal government after unveiling the results of a civil rights probe that one investigator described as “the most egregious racial profiling in the United States.”