U.S. federal judge Murray Snow has asked the U.S. Attorney in Arizona to file criminal charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and some of his subordinates for ignoring his orders in a racial profiling case. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton, now a partner with Steptoe & Johnson, will discuss the case.
The Melendres Case is a class-action suit filed in 2007, claiming the Maricopa County Sheriff’s unlawfully racially profiled Hispanics in immigration sweeps and traffic stops. The judge in the case ordered the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio to stop racial profiling, but the judge has determined that those orders were ignored, leading him to call for criminal contempt of court charges to be filed. Terry Greene Sterling, a journalist and writer in residence at the Walter Cronikite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Arizona State University, and KJZZ journalist Jude Joffe-Block, have co-authored a book on the case and changing immigration policies, and will discuss the Melendres case.
A federal judge has ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three of his top aides are in civil contempt of court because they violated a court order aimed at curbing racial profiling by his department. Local attorney Scott Halverson has been attending the hearings and will tell us about the legalities involved in the case.
A federal judge has appointed a monitor to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to watch progress on efforts by the department to stop racial profiling. The judge also issued other orders for the department. Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton will discuss the case.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has refused to have a monitor watch his department after a judge rules that the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling. Negotiations continue on that issue. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley brings us up to date.
A hearing was held Friday by a federal judge who ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office was racially profiling Latinos. At the hearing, lawyers who filed the racial profiling lawsuit were expected to ask for more training for officers, better record keeping for traffic stops and a monitor to make sure the racial profiling stops. Arizona Republic Reporter JJ Hensley will give us an update.
A federal judge ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office engaged in racial profiling. He also ordered the sheriff’s office to stop the practice. JJ Hensley has been covering the story for the Arizona Republic and will tell us more.
Testimony ended today at the federal trial accusing the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of racial profiling. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley and Scott Halverson, a defense and civil rights attorney, offer their observations of the trial and lawsuit, which they have been following closely.
Talks between the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice broke-down this week as they were trying to resolve a dispute over Justice Department allegations that the Sheriff’s Office engaged in a pattern of racial profiling. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley provides details of the story.
The U.S. Department of Justice has accused the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in a pattern of unconstitutional policing, including racial profiling. Those are some of the findings from the Justice Department’s ongoing civil rights investigation of the agency led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Paul Charlton, provides his perspective on this story.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a lawsuit over racial profiling of Latinos during his immigration sweeps in Maricopa County. Alessandra Soler Meetze of the ACLU of Arizona joins Horizon to talk about the lawsuit.
A group called the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative has filed to circulate petitions for an initiative that would eliminate race and gender preferences in state hiring, contracting and university admissions. Max McPhail, Executive Director of the group, will be on Horizon to explain the initiative.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has set up a hotline for people to report information regarding undocumented immigrants. Critics say it promotes racial profiling. HORIZON talks to Arpaio about the hotline, and speaks with State Representative Ben Miranda, a critic of the hotline.