Published time: 26 Jun, 2017 18:50
A federal court in Phoenix, Arizona will decide whether notorious former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 85, is guilty of a misdemeanor contempt of court for disobeying a federal judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.
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The former six-term sheriff of Maricopa County was voted out office last November, despite then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s touting of the self-described “America’s Toughest Sheriff” and his practices at his rallies.
In 2011, US District Judge G. Murray Snow ordered Arpaio to stop immigration patrols, later finding that his officers racially profiled Latinos. Despite the injunction, sheriff’s deputies continued to chase after illegal immigrants during traffic patrols for at least 18 months.
The judge concluded that Arpaio ignored
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