Judge in racial profiling case scolds sheriff aide
In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, in Phoenix. Arpaio and his top aide Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan are required to appear before a federal judge who believes the two have mischaracterized and trivialized the judge’s key findings in a racial-profiling decision issued in 2013 against the police agency. The sheriff’s office will be required to provide answers Monday, March 24, 2014 to U.S. District Judge Murray Snow about an Oct. 18 training session in which the judge said Sheridan appears to suggest that rank-and-file deputies weren’t obliged to make their best efforts to remedy the agency’s constitutional violations. Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press
Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 2:00 pm
Updated: 2:35 pm, Mon Mar 24, 2014.
PHOENIX — A federal judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff’s office chided the sheriff and his top aide on Monday for mischaracterizing his findings, telling them he’s unimpressed by what he called their apparent “double dealing.”
U.S. District Judge Murray Snow said he was disappointed with the inaccurate statements that Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, the top aide for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, made about the case during an October training session with rank-and-file deputies.
Monday, March 24, 2014 2:00 pm.
Updated: 2:35 pm.