AFTER ZULLO CALLS OUT ACLU FOR “BLATANT HYPOCRISY” AND SEEKS COUNSEL

by Sharon Rondeau

(Nov. 3, 2015) — At approximately 10:25 p.m. EST/8:25 p.m. Arizona time, attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case of Melendres, et al v. Arpaio, et al filed a notice titled “SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SERVICE OF SUBPOENA COMMANDING DEPOSITION” requiring Zullo’s deposition despite his lack of representation and previous refusal to answer questions without that benefit.

Zullo is currently seeking counsel for which he has asked Maricopa County to pay.  No decision has yet been issued on the matter to The Post & Email’s knowledge.

The plaintiffs’ attorneys in the case are employed by Covington & Burling and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whose website states that the organization strives to uphold civil and constitutional rights.

Zullo has invoked his “due process” rights in asking for representation regarding turning over documentation acquired while he assisted in supervising the work of a confidential informant over an 18-month period for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which is a defendant in the Melendres case.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys objected to Zullo’s request for more time to retain counsel filed last week, stating that he is not entitled to it despite others performing work for the department having obtained personal counsel at the county’s expense.

Zullo believes that the presiding judge, G. Murray Snow, is biased against him and Sheriff Arpaio, who was accused in Melendres of racially profiling Latinos during traffic stops and immigration sweeps.

As The Post & Email reported earlier on Tuesday night, Snow has scheduled a hearing on a motion of Zullo’s which requested 30 days to retain counsel which Snow altered to a “Motion for Protective Order.”

The Second Amended Notice of Subpoena compels Zullo’s deposition for Monday, November 9 at 9:00 a.m. at Legal Video Specialists, where he was deposed on October 23 but declined to answer questions without an attorney present.

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