The Department of Justice issued a scathing report Thursday morning accusing the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of unlawful stops and arrests of Hispanics.

The Justice Department warned Maricopa County that if Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office doesn’t stop its unconstitutional practices, it will face a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act.

The Department also found that the sheriff’s office has used excessive force against Hispanics.

The office has until January 4th to comply with the Justice Department’s demands.

Read the Department of Justice report: View at Google Docs | Download File