House Judiciary Committee Calls For Federal Investigation of Sheriff Arpaio’s Abuses

Written by on February 13, 2009 in Congress, Enforcement, News Flash, Police with 1 Comment

The House Judiciary Committee released a letter today calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct a federal investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s enforcement tactics in Maricopa County (AZ).  Arpaio has transformed his police department into an immigration-enforcement agency, gaining international notoriety in the process. Armed with a 287(g) agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and a mandate to enforce immigration law, Arpaio has taken the pursuit of undocumented immigrants to “unconstitutional extremes.”

Click here to read Congressman John Conyers’ press statement.  Congressman Conyers is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

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