Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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December 15, 2011 The Maricopa County (Ariz.) sheriff, who has become a national figure thanks to his tough treatment of inmates and his tough talk on immigration, engages in "a pattern or practice of misconduct" mostly aimed at Latinos, the federal agency says.
September 2, 2010 The U.S. sued Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for allegedly blocking its civil-rights probe.
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