Court Orders Sheriff Arpaio To Pay $94,000 In Legal Fees For Shredding Documents

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ruled that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio must pay $94,000 to lawyers representing a group of Latinos in a federal lawsuit that accuses the Sheriff’s office of racial profiling in relation to its immigration enforcement activities. The attorneys argued that they were owed at least that much because of all the extra work they had to do after Arpaio’s deputies shredded documents that were relevant to the case. Arpaio’s spokesperson says the money will come from the county’s self-insurance pool.