Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his top aide are required to appear before a federal judge who believes the two have trivialized the judge's key findings in a racial-profiling decision against the agency.
The sheriff's office will be required on Monday to provide answers about an October training session in which the judge said Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan appears to suggest that deputies weren't obliged to make their best efforts to remedy the agency's constitutional violations.
Ten months ago, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow concluded Arpaio's office has systematically racially profiled Latinos in its immigration and regular traffic patrols.
Arpaio has vigorously denied the racial-profiling allegations and has appealed the ruling.
Arpaio has repeatedly declined to comment on the judge's rebuke.