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Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office to be observed by advocacy group panel

PHOENIX — The American Civil Liberties Union appointed a panel to
gather community concerns about the policies of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe
Arpaio and his agency.

The ACLU announced Thursday that it has tapped an attorney, an organizer and an
Arizona State University assistant professor to be on the Community Advisory

Officials said the board will work with a federal court-appointed monitor and
make recommendations about policies and procedures in Arpaio’s office.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ruled last year that Arpaio’s office
systematically singled out Latinos in its traffic enforcement and special
immigration patrols.

Attorney Lisa Duran, Angeles Maldonado and Professor Carlos Santos will meet
three times a year for as long as a court order remains in effect.

The first meeting is scheduled for summer.


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