Key figures in racial profiling lawsuit in Ariz

May 25, 2013 • National News

FILE – This Jan. 9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. A federal judge ruled Friday, May 24, 2013, Arpaio’s office systematically singled out Hispanics in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — Key figures in a lawsuit that alleges that an Arizona sheriff’s office has racially profiled Latinos in its immigration patrols. A judge ruled Friday that Arpaio’s office systematically racially profiles Latinos:

ARPAIO: Sheriff Joe Arpaio has aggressively pursued local immigration enforcement. The sheriff has been accused of launching some immigration patrols based on letters from people who complained about people with dark skin congregating in a given area or speaking Spanish but never reporting an actual crime. Arpaio denies the racial profiling allegations, remains popular with voters and easily won re-election last Login to read more

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