Sunday, January 19, 2014

Courty Appoints Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Monitor

The Phoenix New Times reports that U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow on Friday appointed Robert Warshaw of the North Carolina-based Warshaw and Associates to serve as independent monitor in the ACLU's racial-profiling case Melendres v. Arpaio. Warshaw, a former chief of the Rochester (New York) Police Department and onetime associate director of drug policy in the Clinton administration, was selected out of five other nominees for the job.  Read Judge Snow's order appointing  Warshaw monitor.

Warshaw currently serves as independent monitor in a number of court orders involving local law enforcement agencies, including the police departments of Detroit, Oakland, and Niagara Falls, New York, among others.

Each side in Melendres submitted three nominees for the position to Judge Snow. Warshaw was one of the three nominated by the ACLU and the plaintiffs in Melendres.


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