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Sheriff Joe and DOJ Face Off

Associated Press

August 18, 2010

PHOENIX — An Arizona sheriff’s office says it hasn’t turned over records the U.S. Department of Justice is requesting as part of a civil rights investigation.

The Justice Department has threatened to sue the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office if it didn’t hand over the records by Tuesday.

Robert Driscoll, a lawyer for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, said Tuesday he doesn’t expect such a lawsuit to be filed before he meets next week with Justice Department officials.

The department is investigating Arpaio’s office for alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and having English-only policies in his jails that discriminates against people with limited English skills.

Arpaio believes the inquiry is focused on his immigration efforts in the Phoenix area.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Feds will get Joe, None too soon either

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    Valerie420

    almost 4 years ago

    96 Comments

    We are distroying ourselves from the inside out. The only way to stop this madness is to stand up. Our government has forgetten who they work for. US! Elections are coming, its time to clean house.

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    lookoutforone

    almost 4 years ago

    62 Comments

    Yeah< like they would take the time to speak enlish to US citizens in Mexico jails. Sometimes DOJ can be maddening.

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50428 Comments

    Another long drawn out battle here.

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    darsavmo

    almost 4 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Political BS...

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    kadan

    almost 4 years ago

    626 Comments

    I am all for Sheriff Joe! Too Bad more Sheriff's don't follow his example

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Another "Cup of Joe". Too strong for most people to take.

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    These DOJ "investigations" are nothing more than political witch hunts. I am waiting for the DOJ to look into those who don't like the idea of the Muslims building a Mosque near Ground Zero. Oh yeah, Nancy Pelosi says she is not interested in a NYC zoning issue or who is funding the building of this mosque, she wants to know who is funding the opposition to it! Damn crazy people in charge right now so please vote in November so we can get out nation back!

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    USLawman1983

    almost 4 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Of course, our DOJ is headhunting the good guys instead of illegal immigrants, cartels staking US Soil and voter intimidating Black Panthers. Good luck, Sheriff Joe.

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    gn13

    almost 4 years ago

    518 Comments

    Go Joe!

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    alex82

    almost 4 years ago

    2736 Comments

    Hang in there Sheriff Joe - Great work !

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    mkiprotection

    almost 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    This is going to get ugly.............

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    Baxter2

    almost 4 years ago

    1846 Comments

    The Injustice Department is still at it I see.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Here we go again...

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    CamoPhreak63

    almost 4 years ago

    470 Comments

    Keep up the GREAT WORK Sheriff Joe!!

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