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Case 2:07-cv-02513-GMS Document 1984 Filed 03/17/17 Page 1 of 2

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6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
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Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, on No. CV-07-2513-PHX-GMS
9 behalf of himself and all others similarly
situated; et al. ORDER
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Plaintiffs,
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13 United States of America,

14 Plaintiff-Intervenor,

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16 Paul Penzone, in his official capacity as
Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona; et al.
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Defendants.
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19 Pending before the Court is Sheriff Penzone’s Request for Clarification (Doc.
20 1979), Non-Party Civil Contemnors’ Response (Doc. 1980), and Plaintiff’s Response to
21 Defendant Penzone’s Request for Clarification (Doc. 1981).
22 After having reviewed the above documents, the Court believes that Plaintiffs
23 have correctly stated the system by which all parties have been informed under seal of
24 ongoing PSB investigations undertaken by the MCSO or the Monitor that relate to this
25 investigation. Such status reports, however, are not provided in open court and are
26 provided under seal and under strict confidentiality obligations.
27 Thus, in the status conference set for Monday, March 20, 2017 with Mr.
28 Giaquinto, the Court proposes to hear from Mr. Giaquinto a general report along the lines
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1 suggested by Sheriff Penzone regarding the numbers of investigations open, completed,
2 or to be opened, as well as the specific numbers by which such investigations are
3 identified. In this status conference however, Mr. Giaquinto shall not identify the
4 principles or persons of interest involved in any of these investigations or provide other
5 identifying information beyond the number by which the investigation is identified.
6 After this general status report, the Court proposes to discuss the merits and
7 implementation of a system by which the Plaintiffs, Plaintiff-Intervenors and Defendants
8 can be more regularly made aware by Mr. Giaquinto under seal of the more specific
9 status of the investigations and/or potential disciplinary action as it relates to specific
10 principals and persons of interest. Should any party, the specified non-parties or
11 Mr. Giaquinto have any concerns with proceeding in this matter, they may raise such
12 concerns at the status conference.
13 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED directing Counsel for Defendant Penzone to provide
14 Mr. Giaquinto with a copy of this Order.
15 Dated this 17th day of March, 2017.
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17 Honorable G. Murray Snow
18 United States District Judge

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