FILE - In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a defiant Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pounds his fist on the podium as he answers questions regarding the Department of Justice announcing a federal civil lawsuit against Arpaio and his department, during a news conference in Phoenix. For six years, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America has vehemently denied allegations that his deputies racially profile Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols. Now, Arpaio will have to convince a federal judge who is presiding over a lawsuit that heads to trial on Thursday, July 19, 2012 and is expected to last until early August. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:04 pm
Updated: 9:02 am, Tue Oct 2, 2012.
ABC News is launching a new series , "Arpaio Watch", aimed at monitoring civil liberties in Arizona and the actions of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
ABC News is partnering with Univision to keep an eye on how the policies of "America's Toughest Sheriff" affect the Latino community, according to a report from TV Newser .
Arpaio faced accusations of racial profiling and discrimination against Spanish speakers during a lawsuit filed in May by the Justice Department.
His routine immigration patrols have also drawn criticism from the Hispanic community, who has accused Arpaio's deputies of systematic profiling and bias.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:04 pm.
Updated: 9:02 am.