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Updated Nov 26, 2013 - 6:50 am

Deadline extended in MCSO racial profiling case

PHOENIX — A deadline has been extended for lawyers in the racial profiling
against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to hand in a recommendation on who
should be appointed to monitor the agency’s operations to ensure it isn’t making
unconstitutional arrests.

Attorneys on both sides of the case have until Dec. 9 to agree on a monitor
who will ultimately be appointed by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow.

If the lawyers can’t agree on a prospect for the job, each side must recommend
three candidates for the job.

Snow concluded in a May ruling that the sheriff’s office has systematically
singled out Latinos in its immigration patrols and that deputies unreasonably
prolonged the detentions of people who were pulled over.

The agency is appealing the ruling.

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