Ariz. police expect scrutiny over new law

Officers warned they can be fired for acting on basis of race, lying about it


By Jonathan J. Cooper
Lakeland Ledger

PHOENIX — Arizona police officials warned officers not to use race or ethnicity when enforcing the state's new immigration law, saying that the country is watching their every move.

In a new training video released Thursday, the officials said opponents of the law may secretly videotape officers who make traffic stops, trying to ensnare them and to prove that they're racially profiling Hispanics.

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