Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Lawyers Face Deadline In Racial Profiling Case

Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office face a deadline today for recommending who should be appointed to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it is not making unconstitutional arrests. The recommendations are being made to US District Judge Murray Snow, who will ultimately select a monitor for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Attorneys on both sides were asked to agree on a candidate for the post. If lawyers cannot agree on a prospect, each side must recommend three candidates for the job. Snow concluded in a May ruling that the agency has systematically singled out Latinos in its immigration patrols and that deputies unreasonably prolonged the detentions of people who were pulled over. Arpaio's office is appealing the ruling and opposed the appointment of a monitor.

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