FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Facial Recognition

Ask The Expert

Roger Rodriguez

Manager of Image Analytics

Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.

Top News

Sheriff Joe Testifies in Racial Profiling Case

July 24, 2012  | 

Image courtesy of ACLU.
Image courtesy of ACLU.

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio defended his suppression sweeps and immigration enforcement practices in court today, testifying that he doesn't arrest people "because of the color of their skin."

Sheriff Arpaio was called to testify in a Phoenix courtroom in a civil trial alleging he has engaged in racially motivated policing.

On Tuesday, he was asked about a statement in which he called undocumented immigrants "dirty," reports the Associated Press.

Arpaio said the proper context was needed to understand that statement, adding that if a person were to cross the border on foot over four days in the desert that person "could be dirty. That's the context on how I used that word."

The trial stems from a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims Sheriff Arpaio "acted on racially charged citizen complaints and requests for operations that he forwarded to his senior staff." The complaints criticized people based on "little more than the color of their skin or the fact that they were speaking Spanish," according to an ACLU statement.

Related:

Sheriff Joe May Testify In Racial Profiling Trial

Feds Sue Sheriff Arpaio, Claiming Discrimination Against Hispanics

Judge Warns Both Sides to Stay Current in Sheriff Joe Profiling Case


Comments (5)

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Tom Ret @ 7/24/2012 8:39 PM

If anyone should be able to sue, it should be Sheriff Joe and Arizona against the feds for their failure to enforce the immigration laws and securing the border.

Deputy KY @ 7/24/2012 8:46 PM

Answer me this why does not these states sue the president the attn. general etc. of the USA because they are not enforcing the laws on immigration and not allowing theses states to protect their citizens

Police Chief @ 7/25/2012 7:36 AM

If I only enforced the laws i wanted to in the city i work I would not be a chief very long the goverment should enfroce the law in Az.

I believed the Federal Goverment has a solgan "THE RULE OF LAW NOT MAN"

chuck @ 7/25/2012 10:37 PM

I support you 100% sheriff. Get them the hell out of this country

FORMER LE @ 8/7/2012 6:58 AM

Sheriff: Maybe if we had more like you leading there would be a lot more respect for the field. Good work, STAY SAFE.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Charlotte Police HQ Evacuated After K-9 Alerts on "Suspicious Package"
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police removed a suspicious package from the department's uptown...
Author Decries Hillary Clinton’s Debate Comments About Policing as Lies
With Hillary Clinton's comments about crime, policing, and race, the candidate helps push...
Video: Man Killed by Charlotte Officer Last Week Carried Stolen Gun, Family Knew It
The order, filed in Gaston County, said that Scott hit his child in the head with his...
Video: Protesters Demand Charlotte Police Chief, Mayor Resign
During Monday night's city council meeting, protesters packed into the city's government...
Video: Jane Doe Free After Attack on Albuquerque Officer Because She Can’t be ID’ed
A woman attacked an Albuquerque police officer by bashing a rock on his head. Police were...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine