Sheriff Joe Arpaio Court Date Pushed Back to August 2013 — Constable-like “monitor” a good ideaby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jun. 14, 2013, under Uncategorized
Just in: We were all waiting to see how the judge would react with regard to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling case today. A recent ruling found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies guilty of racially profiling Latinos and Hispanics last Friday.
It was a good idea for the judge to push the Court date back to the end of August before making a final order. This gives the judge time to monitor the situation because a final order is the final say.
According to Channel 5:
Even though the sheriff’s office will still be allowed to inform ICE if they have located someone who is in the country illegally, they will no longer be able to hold them until ICE arrives.
The judge is asking lawyers for both sides to meet and put into writing their collaborative solutions. He said he would like the written submission given to him no later than Aug. 16 so he can review them before an Aug. 30 proceeding in the case.
More importantly, it appears the judge may appoint some sort of “monitor” or unique constable since the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is the 3rd largest county in the country.
Judge Murray Snow on Friday said he would like to see a person put into place as a “monitor” to make sure the sheriff’s office doesn’t continue the practice of racially profiling.
It is important to note that the MCSO has made changes in their human smuggling department. They are moving issues relating to human smuggling to the Special Office of Investigations.
It will be interesting to see what other changes MCSO makes in light of this case.