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Lawyers in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s profiling case face deadline

PHOENIX — Lawyers in a racial profiling case against the Maricopa County
Sheriff’s Office face a Thursday deadline to produce accurate summary of the
case’s key rulings.

The summary is required by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow after Sheriff Joe
Arpaio and a top aide mischaracterized some of the court’s decisions in an
October training session with rank-and-file officers.

Snow ordered lawyers on both sides to summarize his rulings and put those
statements in a letter that Arpaio and his aide will sign and give to all
sheriff’s employees.

Ten months ago, Snow concluded that Arpaio’s office systematically racially
profiled Latinos in its immigration and regular traffic patrols and unreasonably
prolonged the detentions of people during traffic stops.

Arpaio disputed the racial profiling ruling and has appealed it.


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