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Arizona sheriff to testify for 2nd day at hearing over violations of orders in profiling case

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PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will take the witness stand for a second day at a hearing called over his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case.

The sheriff is expected to conclude his testimony Thursday.

He underwent questioning Wednesday from one of the attorneys who won the profiling case.

Arpaio said he accepted responsibility for disobeying a 2011 order barring his immigration patrols.

But he also said he delegated the enforcement of the order to his lawyers and staff.

His attorney hasn't yet had an opportunity to question her client.

He could face fines if he's found in contempt of court for the violations.

The sheriff also has accepted responsibility for his office's failure to turn over traffic-stop videos in the profiling case.

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