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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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A federal judge has ordered an anti-immigration sheriff to undergo training to show that his office will no longer single out Latinos during traffic and immigration stops, Reuters reported this week.

U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow previously ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office often relied on racial profiling methods to unconstitutionally target Latinos. As part of that ruling, the court mandated training for the county’s officers on bias-free policing. But Arpaio never underwent the training. Since that ruling, Arpaio has continued to defend his office’s invalidated tactics, saying recently to a reporter that he would conduct a 2008 immigration raid that was deemed unlawful “all over again” if faced “with the same circumstances.”

Written by ESTHER YU-HSI LEE
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