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Controversial Arizona Sheriff Sued by DOJ
Controversial Arizona Sheriff Sued by DOJ

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AIR DATE: May 16, 2012

Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio is being sued by the Department of Justice for allegedly discriminating against Latinos in Phoenix. The suit says the sheriff and his office have "engaged and continue to engage in a pattern or practice of unlawful discriminatory police conduct directed at Latinos in Maricopa County." Arpaio is known as "America's toughest Sheriff" and had caused controversy for his crackdown on undocumented immigrants in the Phoenix area.

What will the lawsuit against Joe Arpaio mean for the region? We talk with Phoenix-based KJZZ Reporter, Mark Brodie about the suit and the future of America's toughest sheriff.

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Mark Brodie, reporter, KJZZ Phoenix


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