Justice Department Is Suing Arizona Sheriff For 'Sheriff Malpractice'
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Justice Department civil rights lawyers filed suit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona on Thursday after talks collapsed on a deal to provide federal investigators with requested documents.
The suit, filed in federal court in Phoenix, Arizona, claims the Maricopa County sheriff has failed to cooperate with the investigation into alleged discrimination against Hispanics by Arpaio's law enforcement officials.
The federal action became virtually certain after the sheriff's office last Friday rejected the government's demands in an open letter posted on the county's website.
We sincerely hope some Justice Department person walked up to Sheriff Arpaio and said, "Oh by the way we are suing you," and then danced a super-sassy macarena right in front of his face.