Justice Department: Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina Routinely Violated Rights of Latinos

Steve Neavling

A two-year probe by the U.S. Department of Justice has concluded that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies targeted and arrested Latinos without probable cause, the Associated Press reports.

An 11-page report issued Tuesday says Alamance County Sheriff Terry S. Johnson and his deputies trampled on the constitutional rights of Latinos with the intent on increasing deportation.

But the department found that many of those targeted were U.S. citizens and legal residents, according to the AP.

The Justice Department lists recommendations to end discrimination. If they are ignored, the department may take the county to federal court, the AP reported.



Leave a Reply