Arizona sheriff's office says it hasn't turned over records in Justice Department probe

An Arizona sheriff's office says it hasn't turned over records the U.S. Department of Justice is requesting as part of a civil rights investigation.

The Justice Department has threatened to sue the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office if it didn't hand over the records by Tuesday.

Robert Driscoll, a lawyer for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, said Tuesday he doesn't expect such a lawsuit to be filed before he meets next week with Justice Department officials.

The department is investigating Arpaio's office for alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and having English-only policies in his jails that discriminates against people with limited English skills.

Arpaio believes the inquiry is focused on his immigration efforts in the Phoenix area.