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Read the DOJ report on Arpaio, MCSO

Here’s the 22-page report released by the Department of Justice this morning detailing its findings of a nearly four-year review of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

DOJ civil rights report on Arpaio/MCSO

From the report:

[U]pon our extensive investigation, we find reasonable cause to believe that MCSO engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing. Specifically, we find that MCSO, through the actions of its deputies, supervisory staff, and command staff, engages in racial profiling of Latinos; unlawfully stops, detains, and arrests Latinos; and unlawfully retaliates against individuals who complain about or criticize MCSO’s policies or practices, all in violation of Section 14141. MCSO’s discriminatory police conduct additionally violates Title VI and its implementing regulations.

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