Sheriff Arpaio to Testify in Discrimination Case
- Duration 1:54
- Date Jul 24, 2012
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So what exactly.
Does this suit claimed that share that sheriff Arpaio and his deputies are guilty -- We'll suit is filed Martha by the ACLU in the Mexican American legal defense phony claims that the sheriff racially -- Latinos in attempt to root out illegal immigrants.
It does not seek money but wants -- sheriff to agree to an outside monitor.
And admit that he engaged in a pattern of discrimination.
And therein lies the danger a loss here would number one make it easier for the federal government to win its civil rights case against Arpaio and effectively take over his department true.
It would -- Hispanic victims to recover monetary damages three.
Who would likely nullified hundreds of existing cases against Hispanic defendants and finally politically but judgment would likely damage the sheriff's reelection chances.
-- -- supporter it.
Tarnish his if you will the legacy of one of the State's longest serving sheriff's.
-- So that's sort of discusses a pattern of behavior that they're trying to establish -- specific examples of how this alleged discrimination.
Well the case revolves around -- gonna suppression or saturation patrols that technique that police using high crime areas where they -- -- for taillight or littering.
Well the suit alleges that he has signed multiple deputies to these Latino neighborhoods based not on actual crime stats but racially motivated -- complaints.
In these areas in the ACLU analyst basically said hey.
Are these materials are being stopped more often for longer times but under cross examination.
He admitted that he did not account for the old -- model cars of these people drive.
And that the language -- the results in longer stops.
The sheriff -- again as they said take the stand this morning.
And for many you know they believe that probably over his lengthy career he's probably said some things it could damages case.
And but politically and people in Arizona they love -- hate this guy but definitely the financial stakes for the county are very high -- -- you.