- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has asked the county Board of Supervisors to continue giving the agency an extra $14 million next year.

It’s to bring the Sheriff’s Office into compliance with a federal court’s racial-profiling order.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1z86UnS) the requested increases are part of the office’s $350 million annual budget.

The $14 million represents the agency’s costs for complying with court-ordered changes that came in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that found deputies engaged in racial profiling.

About $4 million is allocated for the purchase of body cameras for sheriff’s deputies.

Some of the requested money is earmarked for hiring 20 new sergeants in compliance with the court case.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com


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