Arpaio asks court to reconsider decision in profiling case

PHOENIX (AP) - Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has joined Maricopa County in asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision to make the county a party to the lawman's racial profiling case.

In mid-April, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that Arpaio's office was improperly named as a party in the case and instead substituted the county as a party.

The county is disputing that element of the ruling.

Still, Arpaio was sued in his individual capacity as the county's sheriff and remains a party to the case.

The appeals court also upheld key findings in a 2013 ruling that concluded Arpaio's officers had systemically committed racial profiling of Latinos.

The attorneys pressing the profiling case urged the appeals court to reject the request to reconsider the ruling.

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