Wednesday, August 12, 2009

County supervisors face federal DOJ civil-rights investigation

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has been under federal investigation since March for possible civil-rights violations that involve failing to provide interpreters at public meetings for persons of limited English proficiency.

The investigation came to light Tuesday when County Attorney Andrew Thomas published a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice offering cooperation and claiming that his office was only informed of the investigation last week, when county officials approached it for legal help.

County officials deny any sort of investigation cover-up and said they've been working with his office for some time.

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