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Arizona Sherriff Faces Civil Rights Probe, Allegations of Undermining Law Enforcement With Controversial Focus on Immigration
via Democracy Now
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 :Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County has forced prisoners to march through the streets of Phenix dressed in just pink underwear, housed prisoners in tents in the searing heat and appears on a Fox reality-TV show. Now, he could be facing a federal investigation for civil rights abuses and a trial on charges of racially profiling Latinos. He's also been accused of focusing on immigration enforcement at the expense of other law enforcement duties.

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