DOJ sues Alamance County sheriff
December 20, 2012 at 12:51PM
A much-anticipated civil rights lawsuit for Alamance County's embattled sheriff is upon us. In a statement Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice said it has officially filed a civil suit against Sheriff Terry Johnson, three months after accusing Johnson's office of racially profiling Latinos.
Following a two-year investigation of Johnson's office, DOJ officials alleged in September that Alamance deputies target Latinos for traffic stops, install checkpoints in Latino neighborhoods and vary enforcement activity based on a driver's ethnicity.