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.”
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in a bid to overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer faces a Wednesday deadline for asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept her appeal of a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says federal officials investigating racial profiling allegations against his office have yet to inform him of any constitutional violations by his deputies.Read More »
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has settled a claim with two men and will pay $200,000 in a racial profiling case.Read More »
A second computer hacking attack in as many weeks against Arizona state police targeted the personal email accounts of some of its officers, an official confirmed Wednesday.Read More »
A judge awarded $94,000 in fees and other costs to lawyers representing a handful of Latinos in a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols.Read More »
Attorneys for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office are asking a judge to either deny or postpone his ruling on a request for class-action status in a lawsuit that accuses Arpaio's office of racially profiling Hispanics in immigration patrols.Read More »