Delaware Attorney General Calls for Investigation over Del State's Ga Stop


Delaware State University's women's lacrosse team was on the way back home after finishing their season, when they were stopped. But it was what happened at that stop that is very troubling and could be seen as racial profiling. Del State's bus was pulled over by Liberty County deputies along I-95 in Georgia in April 20 for what was a basic traffic stop, but turned into a drug search. Now come on. You mean to tell me these cops suspected an athletic women's team, heading home from a game, is suspected of drugs, when the bus driver had a minor lane violation. How does that happen? In video footage, you hear the police tell the girls they are about to search the girls' bags and if there are any illegal things, the girls need to speak up. There was no probably cause to check these girls' items. Considering Del State is an HBCU and the team was majority, Black, it does come off like racial profiling, especially for the officer to assume there were drugs on the bus. Under Georgia law, an officer has to suspect a crime is happening before turning a traffic stop into a criminal investigation. And now, according to NBC 10, here are growing calls for a federal investigation into a controversial traffic stop in Georgia. Delaware's attorney general is calling for a federal investigation after newly released body camera footage shows the deputies searching through the lacrosse team's personal items, which, contradicted statements from their sheriff, who said the deputies didn't check bags.


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