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Notice Ltr Sheriff 050912

Notice Ltr Sheriff 050912

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Office
of
the Assistant Attorney General
Via Electronic
and
First Class Mail
Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaioc/o Mr. Joseph
J.
PopolizioJones, Skelton
&
Hochuli, P .L.C.2901 North Central Avenue, Ste. 800Phoenix, Arizona 85012
u.s.
Department of Jnstice
Civil Rights Division
Washington,
D.
C.
20530
MAY
-9
2012
Re: Notice ofIntent
to
File Civil ActionDear Mr. Popolizio:This is to advise you that the Department
of
Justice has determined that the MaricopaCounty
Sheriff
s Office's compliance with the Constitution and federal laws identified in ourDecember 15,2011 Findings Letter, including the nondiscrimination requirements
of
Title VI
of
the Civil Rights Act
of
1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C.
§
2000d et seq., cannot be secured throughvoluntary means.
It
has now been more than
100
days since we provided you with our FindingsLetter. Despite our requests to do so, we have not met with MCSO counsel since February
6,
2012,
to
discuss the terms
ofa
consent agreement. Though we provided you with a draftagreement and were prepared
to
negotiate it, the Maricopa County
Sheriffs
Office made thedecision
to
cancel negotiations.Based on the foregoing, please be advised that in accordance with the notice requirementsset forth in
DOJ's
Title VI regulations, 42 C.F.R.
§
108(d)(3), it is the intention
of
theDepartment
of
Justice to file a civil action against Maricopa County, the Maricopa County

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