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Ex-police NY chief picked to monitor Arpaio’s office

Arpaio-620A federal judge who concluded an Arizona sheriff’s office has systematically racially profiled people has appointed a former New York police chief to monitor the agency’s operations to ensure it isn’t making unconstitutional arrests.

Robert Warshaw was picked by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow to monitor the efforts by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to carry out court-ordered changes.

Warshaw’s selection was revealed in a court order Friday.

He once served as police chief of Rochester, N.Y, and later served as a court-appointed monitor in other cases.

Warshaw was recommended by attorneys who won the suit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office.

A lawyer who pressed the lawsuit in court says she was pleased by the judge’s selection.

Arpaio’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment late Friday morning.

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