Court official in profiling case says Arpaio's office has distant relationship with community

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PHOENIX — An official appointed by a judge to monitor Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office in a racial profiling case says the police agency has a distant relationship with the community that it serves.

The criticism was levelled Thursday in the first quarterly report by court monitor Robert Warshaw on efforts to remedy systematic racial profiling found by a judge in the agency's traffic patrols.

Warshaw says the agency doesn't appear to embrace community collaboration or the sensitivities of those affected by the agency's conduct that came under attack in the case.

Tim Casey, an attorney for Arpaio's office, says Warshaw's criticism doesn't reflect the agency's experience with the community.

A judge ruled in May 2013 that Arpaio's office singled out Latinos in patrols.

Arpaio denies his officers have profiled people.

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