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Daily Archives: September 2nd, 2010

The U.S. Justice Department is suing Joe Arpaio, seen Thursday in Phoenix, saying the Arizona sheriff refused for more than a year to turn over records in an investigation into allegations his department discriminates against Hispanics.

PHOENIX — An Arizona sheriff has been by the U.S. Justice Department for refusing to cooperate with a civil-rights probe into police practices and jail operations.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, is disappointing given that he and his office were cooperating on the federal probe. “I thought we were really close to getting this resolved,” the sheriff said.

  Read More: By Yvonne Wingett and JJ Hensley, USA Today