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Lawyers who pushed MCSO profiling case seek fees

PHOENIX — Attorneys who won a racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa
County Joe Arpaio’s office are urging a judge to order the county to pay $7.3
million for legal fees and others costs that they incurred while litigating the

The lawyers say in a court filing that their fee request is reasonable given
that they worked on the case for nearly six years.

Arpaio’s attorneys have said the request is excessive and outrageous.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow has ruled that the sheriff’s office has
systematically singled out Latinos in its regular traffic and special
immigration patrols.

The judge has also ordered the appointment of a monitor to ensure the agency
isn’t making unconstitutional arrests.

The sheriff’s office is appealing the racial profiling ruling and the decision
to appoint a monitor.


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