Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

 
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) sits with his lawyers and talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. The Obama administration accused a firebrand Arizona sheriff on Thursday of engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in a crack down on illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- led by Arpaio, a sheriff famous for making inmates wear pink underwear -- regularly violated U.S. civil rights laws and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a scathing report. REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)