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Friday, May 10, 2013

DOJ filed discrimination suit against Arizona sheriff
Arjun Mishra at 12:00 AM ET

On May 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a discrimination suit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against the Sheriff's Office of Arizona's Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The claim alleged that Sheriff Arpaio and his office unlawfully and systematically discriminated against Latino persons through law enforcement on the basis of race, color or national origin. The DOJ sought injunctive relief to counter future discriminatory actions by implementing anti-discriminatory policies.

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