July 2, 2020         
FIBRA Prologis to Host Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call July 23   •   Children's Hospital Colorado Releases Guidance to Help Schools, Including Those in Rural Communities, Safely Return to In-Person   •   Walmart Launches Virtual Summer Camp and Drive-In Movie Theater to Help Families Make the Most of Summer   •   CORRECTING and REPLACING WorldRemit Celebrates the Launch of Their Remittance Service in Somalia   •   Scott’s Liquid Gold Announces New Credit Facility with UMB   •   Rental Affordability Act Endorsed by Top Latino Leaders, Taps NorCal Campaign Regional Chair   •   Tractor Supply Company Teams up With the American Kennel Club in Support of Dogs and Owners   •   FOX Entertainment’s AVOD Service Tubi Adds 30 Seasons of Cult Phenom The Joy of Painting Featuring Bob Ross   •   Minister Farrakhan to deliver major July 4 worldwide address   •   Comedy Central Doubles Down on Adult Animation With a Reimagined “Beavis and Butt-Head”   •   Watercrest Senior Living Group and Partners Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Watercrest Myrtle Beach Assisted Living and Memory C   •   Abuse Survivors Take Action to Hold Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Accountable for Decades of Abuse, Reports ACFW   •   BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin Collaborates With Hebru Brantley To Launch First-Ever Artist Designed Bottle   •   Les Dames d'Escoffier International Establishes the LDEI Relief Fund   •   Faisal Hossain Named First Medidata Founders’ Scholarship Award Winner   •   American Honda Sales Continue Recovery, Despite Inventory Issues and COVID-19 Business Challenges   •   Christine Michel Carter Co-Hosts Event Discussing How COVID-19 And Black Lives Matter Disproportionately Affect Black Moms   •   Proposition 21! – California Rent Control Ballot Measure Now Heads to Voters in November as Campaign Rolls Out 200+ Endors   •   Landmark War Heroes on Water Tournament Set to Expand in 2021   •   Law Professor Jody Armour's "N*gga Theory" Puts Racialized Mass Incarceration and the Black Lives Matter Movement into Context f
Bookmark and Share

AZ SHERIFF STONEWALLS FEDS

 

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), Maricopa County, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for refusing full cooperation with the department’s investigation of alleged national origin discrimination in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Title VI prohibits discrimination in programs that receive federal funds, and also requires grant recipients to cooperate with investigations of discrimination by providing access to documents, facilities and staff.  MCSO signed contractual assurance agreements as a condition of receiving federal funds, and promised that it would cooperate with investigations of alleged discrimination. 

The department filed the lawsuit after exhausting all cooperative measures to gain access to MCSO’s documents and facilities, as part of the department’s investigation of alleged discrimination in MCSO’s police practices and jail operations.  Since March 2009, the department has attempted to secure voluntary compliance with the department’s investigation.  MCSO’s refusal to cooperate with the investigation makes it an extreme outlier and the department is unaware of any other police department or sheriff’s office that has refused to cooperate in the last 30 years. 

“The actions of the sheriff's office are unprecedented.  It is unfortunate that the department was forced to resort to litigation to gain access to public documents and facilities,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

The department’s investigation of MCSO concerns alleged discrimination against Hispanics, in violation of the prohibition on national origin discrimination in Title VI; the pattern or practice provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968; and the pattern or practice provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.  Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs on the ground of race, color, or national origin.

The department’s investigation remains open and ongoing.  

 

 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News