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Judge To Address County Payments Of Monitor In Racial Profiling Case

The judge presiding over the racial profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has asked some members of county government to appear in court Wednesday.

At issue are delays in county payments to the court-appointed monitor team overseeing compliance in the case. Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, Denny Barney, said the monitor has not provided the county with detailed enough invoices.

It’s hard to just  write a check for a lump sum without any detail for travel, any costs and expense, who’s working on it," Barney said. "We just felt that we should have that to appropriately respond to the taxpayer if ever asked."

The total cost of complying with the judge’s order in the first year and a half is estimated at $22 million.

Jude Joffe-Block was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2010 to 2017.