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Escalating a long running battle between sheriff Joseph Arpaio.
And Eric Holder over his controversial crackdown on illegal immigrants -- last month the -- canceled all talks after the sheriff refused to accept.
A court appointed monitor of police practices and Arizona.
I think when you look at the environment were in this political year.
I don't think it's a book there's lot of miscommunication.
From Washington but -- I'd like to get this resolved and I'm not going to give up the authority of the elected sure I'm not going to give up my organization.
To the federal government it's as simple as that.
And he's tough talker and now that says want the authority to search his office for evidence -- live yeah.
Story he's in Phoenix Arizona today -- what's his lawsuit all -- out.
-- if you believe the administration this is about protecting Hispanics from racial profiling and abuse of power if you -- the sheriff.
It is about politics and shortly we do expect the Department of Justice to file a lawsuit in federal court.
That will allow a judge to appoint enforce the sheriff to accept.
An outside independent monitor.
Who will oversee the day to day operations at the Maricopa county sheriff's office.
The sheriff says of course that is unacceptable and that any overseer monitor should report to him.
In my organization.
It's -- very professional organizations.
A believe in my dedicated employees they have a tough job to do.
And I am not going to surrender.
Of the office of the elected sure.
To be taken over variety.
Of the federal government.
Now the sheriff's admits that his offices made mistakes but he does not believe there's a systemic problem.
And he believes this is a political hit job -- what -- feds say about that -- Well the government argues that Arpaio is guilty of widespread abuse that after a three year investigation revealed that deputies number one routinely discriminate against Hispanics -- Hispanic inmates for speaking Spanish in the jails and that Hispanic drivers were -- nine times more likely to be stopped.
Then whites this is contained in a 22 page letter that was delivered in December.
Arpaio says listen.
Show this is all anecdotal this is isolated examples show me the evidence and the county attorney who prosecute these cases -- must take these arrest in the court.
Did he want to see the evidence -- well.
So far the feds have refused.
They've neglected to take into account but I have a separate constitutional role within.
Local government as an elected law enforcement official in that regard I would say they have been playing around continue to do -- So basically the county attorney saying listen if you have this irrefutable evidence put up or shut up.
It appears Martha now that will be up to a federal judge to see who gets what and if there will be this outside monitor that and it's up on why am thank you very much -- much and asked the.
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