PHOENIX — The Latest on a decision by county officials to pay $4.4 million attorney fees in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling case (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

Officials bemoaned having to pay $4.4 million in fees to attorneys who won a racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The decision Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors to pay the bill brings the amount of taxpayer money spent on Arpaio’s profiling case to $48.2 million.

Supervisor Steve Gallardo says he doesn’t blame the lawyers and instead points the finger at Arpaio for the costs.

The lawyers who pressed the case against Arpaio have attributed most of the latest attorney fees to the sheriff’s contempt-of-court violation for defying a judge’s order in the profiling case.

Supervisor Denny Barney pointed out that the county is required to pay the fees.

Federal law lets the winners of civil rights cases seek reimbursement for legal costs.

10:20 a.m.

Maricopa County officials voted to use $4.4 million in taxpayer money to pay fees for attorneys who won a racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The vote Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors brings the amount of taxpayer money spent on Arpaio’s profiling case to $48.2 million.

The lawyers who pressed the case against Arpaio have attributed most of the latest attorney fees to the sheriff’s contempt-of-court violation for defying a judge’s order in the profiling case.

The attorneys were previously awarded nearly $4.5 million in taxpayer money during 2014 for the costs of bringing the case to trial.

Federal law lets the winners of civil rights cases seek reimbursement for legal costs.

1:12 a.m.

Officials are scheduled to vote on whether Maricopa County taxpayers will pay $4.4 million in fees to attorneys who won a racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is seeking a seventh term.

The amount of taxpayer money spent on Arpaio’s case will rise to $48.2 million if the Board of Supervisors approves a settlement on the legal costs.

This is the second time that Arpaio’s legal foes have sought fees in the case.

The attorneys were awarded nearly $4.5 million in 2014 for the costs of bringing the case to trial.

Their latest payment request attributes a majority of the fees to post-trial work related to a contempt-of-court case against Arpaio for his defiance of a judge’s orders.

Federal law lets the winners of civil rights cases seek reimbursement for legal costs.