The day’s hearings leave us in suspense, with Judge G. Murray Snow stating that he is considering criminal referrals of Joe Arpaio, Gerald Sheridan, Capt. Bailey and Michele Iafrate. Yes, that last one was the MCSO’s attorney, who IIRC advised her clients not to disclose to the Court that they had confiscated IDs that they were under orders to produce.
Security was high with 7 US Marshals in attendance and social media reports of more outside. The courtroom itself was packed.
Protest signs, and even a custom Arpaio in prison garb balloon were on display outside the courthouse.
Photo credit: Bob Davidson (maybe)
The parties in the case have been negotiating recompense to the victims of illegal detention, and Judge Snow settled on $1,000 for the first hour plus $200 for every 20 minutes over, reports Megan Cassidy of the The Republic. $125,000 to $200,000 will be earmarked for notifying members of the Plaintiff class. Certain parts of the MCSO, particularly the Internal Affairs division may be taken into receivership.
Sheriff Joe appeared defeated sitting at the Defendant’s table, as he picked at his wedding ring.
Larry Klayman was in court for part of the morning, but then left. Mike Zullo did not appear. No definite date was set for final orders.
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