Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Hit With Criminal Contempt Charge

Law360, Los Angeles (October 17, 2016, 8:22 PM EDT) — Government prosecutors on Monday charged Maricopa, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt of court in Arizona federal court based on his alleged “intentional and continuing non-compliance” with a 2011 court order barring him from profiling Latinos at traffic stops.

A proposed order to show cause filed with the court references Arpaio’s alleged violation of a December 2011 injunction issued by a judge in a separate civil action that barred the longtime sheriff from detaining Latinos he believed to be unauthorized residents but against whom he…

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