August 27, 2016 1:46 pm -

The Department of Justice is looking into actions by Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a racial profiling case.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ruled last Friday that another judge should decide if Arpaio and others should be held in criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring court orders in a racial profiling case. Snow also said there was probable cause to believe Arpaio intentionally failed to turn over records that he had promised, under oath, to give to a court official.

The records were from a secret investigation that Arpaio’s foes say focused on Snow in an attempt to discredit him.


Arpaio, a Republican who is running for a seventh term this year, has vigorously insisted that he didn’t investigate Snow and instead said the probe was focused on widespread identity theft…

In May, the judge found Arpaio, [hid deputy Jerry] Sheridan and two other sheriff’s employees in civil contempt of court for violating three orders within the nearly 9-year-old profiling case. Arpaio and Sheridan were previously found to have made several intentional misstatements of facts last year during their contempt hearings.

Three years ago, the sheriff’s office was found to have racially profiled Latinos in regular traffic and immigration patrols.



D.B. Hirsch
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