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92 Maricopa County jail officers turn in ICE badges

Published: Dec 22, 2011 8:00 am By: Adam Slinger - AP

"Ninety-two Maricopa County jail officers turned in their ICE badges on Wednesday afternoon in front of Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a news conference.

The badges allowed the officers to check an inmate's immigration status. That power was revoked last week after the Department of Justice stated the sheriff's office violated civil rights of Latinos.

"It's an insult," Arpaio said. Currently, only one federal agent is doing the checks, he told reporters."

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