Sheriff Arpaio's office faces a hearing in racial profiling case

Joe Arpaio (file)
Joe Arpaio (file)

PHOENIX (AP) — Civil rights lawyers are expected to complain in court Wednesday that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office hasn't done enough to comply with changes ordered to the agency by a judge as a result of a racial profiling verdict.

The attorneys voiced a similar complaint nearly two weeks at a hearing in the profiling case.

The changes, such as revamping training for sheriff's supervisors and setting up an alert system to help spot problematic behavior by officers, were ordered as a remedy to a 2013 ruling that Arpaio's officers had profiled Latinos in traffic stops.

The hearing comes about six weeks before Arpaio leaves office after six terms.

He was defeated earlier this month by Paul Penzone, who has said his top priority will be to full comply with the court-ordered overhaul.


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