ICE replaces Sheriff Joe to screen Ariz. inmates

The decision follows the agency's decision to revoke Arpaio's authority to access its immigration database


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MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Immigration officials will no longer use controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio's officers to screen detainees in Maricopa County prisons, the agency said Monday in a letter to U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona.

The decision follows the agency's decision to revoke Arpaio's authority to access its immigration database, and comes in the wake of a Justice Department investigation that concluded that his office engaged in a pattern and practice of civil rights violations and discrimination against Latinos.

The self-proclaimed "America's Toughest Sheriff," is also under fire for his failure to investigate over 400 cases of sexual and child abuse, as well as having been found by the courts to run his jails in a way that violates Constitutional protections.

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