Judge: Arizona Sheriff Arpaio violated rights of Hispanic drivers in illegal immigrant crackdown
BloombergNews: Joe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, violated the constitutional rights of Latinos who were stopped and detained as part of a crackdown on illegal immigrants, a federal judge said.
U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow issued a decision Friday after a trial without a jury that ended Aug. 2.
“The evidence introduced at trial establishes that, in the past, the MCSO has aggressively protected its right to engage in immigration and immigration–related enforcement operations even when it had no accurate legal basis for doing so,” Snow said in his ruling.
“Such policies have apparently resulted in the violation of this court’s own preliminary injunction.”
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