JUNE 17: Hearing set in Arpaio profiling case

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 19:22:31-04

An ongoing federal lawsuit alleging Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio - and his office - illegally detained people has a new hearing date. 

U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow has scheduled a hearing for June 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the federal courthouse on Washington Street. 

The American Civil Liberties Union, which initially filed the lawsuit, is ultimately seeking criminal contempt charges against Arpaio, as well as $300,000 in a victim compensation fund

However, the hearing might be canceled if the judge does not need to hear from both parties in-person after receiving their briefs.