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Sheriff Arpaio admits violating court order in profiling suit
Sheriff Arpaio admits violating court order in profiling suit

Joe Arpaio, the outspoken Arizona sheriff who often touted his get-tough approach to combating illegally immigration, has admitted that he violated a federal judge’s orders to stop detaining people simply because of a suspicion they may be in the country illegally. The admission, which comes one month before the Maricopa County lawman was scheduled to appear in court, appears to be an attempt to avoid an evidentiary hearing in which Arpaio and other officers could be called to testify. In a court filing, attorneys for Arpaio and Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan said such a hearing would now be unnecessary, in addition to costing "county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of...

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