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Judge Appoints Monitor to Work With Sheriff Joe

October 02, 2013  | 

The Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office will have to work closely with a court-appointed monitor and plaintiffs in a racial-profiling lawsuit to demonstrate that the Sheriff's Office has addressed discriminatory practices, according to a federal court ruling released Wednesday.

The ruling for now brings to an end the racial-profiling lawsuit that began after a sheriff's deputy stopped a day laborer near Cave Creek in 2007, and details steps the Sheriff’s Office must take to emerge from court-ordered oversight.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ruled in May that the Sheriff’s Office had engaged in discrimination through its immigration-enforcement efforts, and attorneys for Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the American Civil Liberties Union have spent the months since negotiating a mutually agreeable resolution to address Snow’s findings.

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