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Latina conference to AZ sheriff: Stay away

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: CBS 5 News) Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (AP) -

America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff has been told to stay away from a national Latina conference when it comes to Phoenix.

Organizers with the National Hispanic Women's Conference told Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio this week that he is not wanted when the event begins at the Phoenix Convention Center on Thursday.

The group also denied a booth to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to recruit potential new employees.

In a statement, the group says its decision was based on a recent court ruling that for years MCSO engaged in racially profiling against Latinos.

Arpaio says he didn't think it was fair for the group to take out its dislike of him on his employees. He says 24 percent of his office is Latino.

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