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Strict federal oversight for Arizona sheriff

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — For years to come, Sheriff Joe Arpaio can expect to have a federal judge looking over his shoulder, watching almost his every move and those of his deputies.

A federal judge Wednesday approved a plan to place an independent monitor inside the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office to ensure the department is not racial profiling.

Maricopa County deputies — once described by a Justice Department expert as conducting “the most egregious racial profiling in the United States”…

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