PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge who ruled an Arizona sheriff's office racially profiled Latinos has given people involved until August to reach an agreement that resolves issues in the case.
Lawyers for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the American Civil Liberties Union agreed on Friday to work toward resolution.
A status hearing was set for Aug. 30.
Last month, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found the office of Joe Arpaio, America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff, systematically singled out Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency engages in racial profiling.
The ruling came after small group of Latinos sued the sheriff's office.
The U.S. Justice Department also has filed a separate civil lawsuit against the agency claiming broader civil rights violations.