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Paul Dobson, Phoenix Cop Who Opposes Arizona Immigration Law, Is Now Under Investigation


First Posted: 07/23/10 04:15 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

An Arizona police officer who spoke out against the state's new draconian immigration law is under investigation related to his statement, Officer Paul Dobson told the Huffington Post.

"I've been admonished not to talk about the investigation, so I can't talk about the investigation. They made it clear that it's related to the interview," he said. "That's public."

Officer Dobson responded to a request by the Brave New Films Foundation for officers to speak out against the law, SB 1070.

Dobson said that his fellow officers have treated him with respect and that he is working while the investigation is ongoing, but subtle pressures are being applied. "My colleagues, face to face, are being very gracious. The majority of them disagree with me, but they've surprised me in how gracious they've been," he said. "Behind my back, it's a different story. A lot of hurtful things have been said."

Dobson spoke bluntly about the law. "I have a great deal of contempt for it. I'm very emotional about it," he said in the video. "This law will make me feel like a Nazi out there."

Here is the video:

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