- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Two lawyers representing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office in a racial profiling case have asked a judge to let them withdraw from the case.

Attorneys Tim Casey and James Williams say other lawyers already on the case can capably represent Arpaio.

The attorneys who pressed the case against Arpaio have objected to the move.

Last year, U.S. District Judge Snow concluded Arpaio’s office has racially profiled Latinos in its regular traffic and immigration patrols.

Arpaio is appealing the decision.



The judge is requiring Arpaio’s office to video-record traffic stops and conduct additional training to ensure officers aren’t making unconstitutional traffic stops.

Arpaio released a statement saying Casey’s expertise is in trial representation and that his office is now better served by a lawyer with proficiency in post-trial compliance orders.

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