Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Attorneys who won a racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Joe Arpaio's office are urging a judge to order the county to pay $7.3 million for legal fees and others costs that they incurred while litigating the case.

The lawyers say in a court filing that their fee request is reasonable given that they worked on the case for nearly six years.

Arpaio's attorneys have said the request is excessive and outrageous.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow has ruled that the sheriff's office has systematically singled out Latinos in its regular traffic and special immigration patrols.

The judge has also ordered the appointment of a monitor to ensure the agency isn't making unconstitutional arrests.

The sheriff's office is appealing the racial profiling ruling and the decision to appoint a monitor.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.