Monday, June 4th, 2018

Federal Court Rules Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Violated Constitution

"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio relied on racial profiling and illegal detentions to target Latinos, a federal district court said today.  The ruling comes following a three-week trial in July and August 2012 over a pattern of unlawful practices by Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on immigration sweeps and traffic stops. … Today's decision permanently bars Arpaio and the MCSO from detaining or arresting Latino occupants of vehicles based solely on a reasonable belief that they are illegally present in the U.S.; using race as a factor in determining to stop a vehicle with a Latino occupant; using race as a factor in making law enforcement