Judge Extends Deadline For Choosing MCSO Monitor

November 26, 2013

Lawyers on both sides of the racial profiling complaint against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have been given an extension.

In May, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ruled the MCSO has singled out Latinos during immigration patrols and detained them for unreasonably long amounts of time during traffic stops. Snow asked attorneys for both sides to recommend a person to monitor the sheriff’s office and make sure it is not engaging in profiling.

Lawyers now have until Dec. 9 to agree on a monitor. If they cannot agree on one person, each side must submit three candidates for Judge Snow to choose from. The sheriff’s office is appealing the ruling.