AP Reports: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says an Arizona sheriff known for his (abuse of power and racial profiling) efforts against (latino neighborhoods and so called) illegal immigrants has refused to cooperate with a civil rights investigation and the Department of Justice is threatening to sue. Since March 2009, the U.S. Justice Department has been investigating Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office in Phoenix for alleged discrimination and for unconstitutional searches and seizures. Arpaio says the inquiry is focused on his immigration efforts.
In a letter, assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez gave the arpaio until Aug. 17 to turn over documents first requested last year in an inquiry into Arpaio's discrimination based on national origin. (Racial Profiling & Abuse of Power).