Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez speaks at press conference about the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department in Phoenix, Arizona

 
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez speaks at press conference about the Maricopa County Sheriff
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez (2nd R) with the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division talks about the department's investigation on the Maricopa County Sheriff's office during a press conference in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. The Justice Department on Thursday said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies violated U.S. civil rights laws by engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in their bid to crack down on illegal immigrants, REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)