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Judge: MCSO staff to get corrected on Arpaio case

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A federal judge is ordering Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to immediately issue a statement correcting mischaracterizations his staff made about court findings in a racial profiling case.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow said in documents filed Thursday that a new summary of key findings would be given to employees in Arpaio's office without the sheriff's signature of approval.

Snow last year concluded Arpaio's office systematically racially profiled Latinos in its immigration and regular traffic patrols. Arpaio has appealed the ruling.

In the past month, two sheriff's officials admitted to erroneously summarizing Snow's findings.

Snow says Arpaio submitted changes he wanted to make to the statement past a court-mandated deadline.

The judge is ordering that all MCSO personnel, including volunteer posse members, read the summary within the next two weeks.

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