Ariz. guv orders training ahead of court decision

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, June 12 2012 10:11 p.m. MDT

PHOENIX — Arizona's governor has ordered a state training board to redistribute a training video on the state's controversial immigration law to all law enforcement agencies.

The move on Tuesday comes ahead of an expected ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court this month on Arizona's law.

Gov. Jan Brewer signed the law in 2010. She said Tuesday that she wants to make sure officers are prepared if the court upholds the law.

Parts of the law blocked from taking effect include a provision requiring police to question people's immigration status while enforcing other laws if there's a reasonable suspicion they're in the country illegally.

The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board's video outlines factors that constitute reasonable suspicion that someone is in the country illegally, including language, demeanor and foreign-vehicle registration.

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