Arizona Sheriff Will Appeal Racial Profiling Ruling

Court found that the agency run by "America's toughest sheriff" engaged in racial profiling


(Reuters)—Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as "America's toughest sheriff," said on Wednesday he would appeal a federal court ruling that found his agency had engaged in racial profiling of Hispanic drivers in its zeal to crack down on illegal immigration.

"One hundred of my deputies were authorized and trained by the federal government … to enforce federal immigration laws," the Maricopa County sheriff said in a video posted on YouTube.