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One of the most famous lawmen in America finds himself on the wrong side of the law tonight -- -- -- William La Jeunesse reports on sheriff Joseph.
Vs the -- I'm an elected sheriff.
I'm not going to give up my organization.
-- the federal government the Obama administration sued sheriff Joseph Arpaio today in federal court.
Alleging widespread discrimination against Hispanics in the jails and on the streets of Phoenix quite a miracle what county sheriff's office.
The complaint alleges -- MCS so employees frequently used derogatory terms such as.
Quote -- back on quote and quote Mexican bitches on quote to refer to Latinos.
The Department of Justice civil rights division alleges Ohio's deputies punished Hispanic inmates for speaking Spanish.
And -- Hispanic drivers up to nine times more often than whites if you looked Latino.
The complaint alleges you -- all too frequently fair game.
Friend CS so officers assistant attorney general Tom Perez insisted on an outside independent monitor to oversee this year or Ohio says.
That's not happening right.
In the bottom line is they want to take my office over would inside their monitors.
And I would have to report to them and everything I wanna do in his office the sheriff admits his department made mistakes but -- federal allegations are based on anecdotes and isolated examples not -- usual for a department his size we are not racist -- discussing is all politics.
There -- allegations -- look forward to going to court.
Arpaio does not believe that this lawsuit is a direct political payback force investigation into the president's -- certificate.
However an attempt to embarrass him an election -- -- curry favor with voters -- important swing state and Latino voters nationwide who may resented -- The sheriff's enforcement of immigration law.
-- us with the panel William William you've been all over the fast and furious investigation the fallout.
As well when asked about a resolution to hold attorney general holder in contempt of congress.
Today house speaker Boehner said all options are still on the table he also said.
This about the house oversight committee chairman Darrell ice is investigation pickles.
I'm supporting in their efforts to all those people in the Department of Justice accountable for what happened.
-- -- work to do they know what they have to do they're pursuing.
A lot of unanswered questions.
But hope to do we continue.
Strong words from the house speaker William any thoughts about them.
We don't notice that the speaker did not see that she supported contempt proceedings against the attorney general.
Basically that tells me that leadership is not entirely on board they have some arm twisting yet to do however in my opinion of course is out of about the contempt.
Citation resolution if you will is out there.
And in my opinion time is rather short and they need to pull the trigger.
In the next few weeks otherwise I think this lengthy yearlong investigation is going to disappear -- -- slow and quiet death.
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