"I do not tolerate racist attitudes or behaviors. We at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office do not foster a “culture of cruelty.” But because perception can be more powerful than fact, I want to address these concerns openly and focus on community-based goals and procedures which affirm our commitment to the highest professional standards."The lawsuit was filed this morning. Here is a link to it, as posted by the Department of Justice. Here is a summary, as posted in the DOJ's news release.
We earlier posted the DOJ's opening comments at this morning's news conference.
The Sheriff has not yet posted a response to the filing of the lawsuit.
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