Closing arguments in Arpaio profiling case due
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge hearing a civil suit accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of racially profiling Latinos is expected to receive written closing arguments in the case.
Lawyers for a small group of Latinos and for the sheriff must file their arguments Thursday. A round of responses is due next week.
A seven-day trial before U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ended Aug. 2. Snow will decide the case after reviewing the closing arguments.
The Latinos say Arpaio's officers based some traffic stops on the race of Hispanics, had no probable cause to pull them over and made the stops so they could inquire about their immigration status.
The sheriff has repeatedly said people were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had committed crimes.
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