- 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.


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

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