Office of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Pay $200,000 In Racial Profiling Case

The office of notorious anti-immigrant Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio will pay $200,000 for unnecessarily detaining two men solely because they were Hispanic. On Feb. 11, 2009, Arpaio’s deputies raided a landscaping company in search of identity-theft and fraud suspects and proceeded to stop Julian and Julio Mora’s pickup truck outside the business. A federal judge determined “the deputies had no reason to stop the men or detain them for nearly three hours.” The ACLU of Arizona said the settlement “should send a message to police agencies that engage in discriminatory practices.”