PHOENIX - Federal authorities trying to settle civil rights allegations against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Tuesday that the sheriff's office has negotiated in bad faith and risks ending settlement talks.
The U.S. Justice Department told a lawyer for Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a letter Tuesday that the sheriff's precondition of not having a court-appointed monitor to help enforce an agreement to settle the civil rights allegations would result in the cancellation of negotiations.
The Justice Department said Arpaio's lawyer sprung this precondition on federal authorities Tuesday, despite having previously agreed to a court monitor. The sheriff's office said it made no such agreement.
"We believe that you are wasting time and not negotiating in good faith," wrote Roy Austin Jr., a deputy assistant attorney general, questioning whether the sheriff's
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