DoJ Sues Joe Arpaio for Civil Rights Violations

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 10:23 am

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has filed suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging discriminatory police conduct against Latino citizens. Federal authorities allege that Arpaio and his office have unconstitutionally and unlawfully targeted Latinos during traffic stops and during crime suppression operations. DOJ alleges that MCSO (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office) unlawfully detained Latino [...]

Arpaio Cited By DoJ for Unconstitutional Policing

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 10:15 am

In a stinging report, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division released their findings of a two-year investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, showing that he unfairly targeted Latinos and discriminated against them at the expense of other crimes in his jurisdiction, including sexual assault crimes. After an investigation that lasted more than two years, [...]

DoJ Civil Rights Division Investigating Wells Fargo for Mortgage Fraud

By: Wednesday July 27, 2011 10:11 am

Many observers have noted that one of the few bright spots in the Justice Department under Barack Obama has been the Civil Rights division, under the direction of Thomas Perez. They have restored that division to its core mission of protecting minorities. So it’s no surprise that they, not the new financial fraud task force, [...]

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