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Reforms to prevent racial profiling by sheriff's office come with a price


Jude Joffe-Block

Sgt. Christopher Dowell in his patrol vehicle. The form on the right has all of the information deputies must record after each contact with the public.

When federal courts get involved with local police departments, the price tag can soar.

In Arizona's Maricopa County, an outside monitor is now in place to ensure that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies comply with a court order to prevent racial profiling against Latinos. 

That's just one of many reforms coming to one of the most well-known departments in the country, and those changes are starting to add up. From the Fronteras Desk in Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports.

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