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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

O Arizona: Sheriff Joe Won't Play

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will not cooperate with the U.S. Department of Justice in an ongoing investigation into whether the office uses racial profiling, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced in a news conference Tuesday.

Arpaio said he's halting all interviews between his staff and DOJ investigators.

The sheriff claims the DOJ is investigating his office for political reasons, not because of racial profiling; according to Arpaio, the Democrats in Washington don't agree with section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows local law enforcement agencies to assist with illegal immigration enforcement efforts.

link: Arpaio To DOJ: 'Don't Pick On Me' - Politics News Story - KPHO Phoenix


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