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Maricopa County settles bias claims against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County settles bias claims against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to settle long-standing discrimination claims against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The agreement came at a last-minute executive session of government lawyers and politicians. It settles three of the four allegations the Justice Department made against the man who bills himself as “America’s toughest sheriff”: that he retaliated against public officials, punished jail inmates with limited English for speaking Spanish and conducted workplace raids that targeted Latinos. The Justice Department’s most significant claim – that he targeted Latino drivers -- will be the subject of a federal court trial...

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