Friday, September 12, 2014

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to Pay $4.4 million in Attorneys' Fees in Racial Profiling Case

Joseph M. Arpaio

As previously reported on the ImmigrationProf blog, a U.S. district court found in May 2013 that  Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff's Office had engaged in a pattern and practice of violating the constitutional rights of Latinos.  Judge Murray Snow's specifically found that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MSCO) engaged in a pattern and practice of racial profiling in its immigration enforcement activities in violation of the Fourth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and entered a permanent injunction barring future profiling of Latinos by the MSCO.

Yesterday, Judge Snow ordered that plaintiffs' attorneys would be awarded $4.4 million in legal fees. Click here for the story on the fee award.




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