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Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:31 PM

US border patrol cleared of racially profiling Hispanics in Ohio

Source: Associated Press

US border patrol cleared of racially profiling Hispanics in Ohio

• Agents accused of routinely rounding up Latinos near Canadian border
• Judge rules agents’ use of offensive terms were merely ‘distasteful incidents’


Associated Press in Toledo, Ohio
Friday 26 February 2016 21.11 GMT

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing US border patrol agents who watch over Ohio near the Canadian border of routinely engaging in racial profiling to round up Hispanics.

The judge in Toledo ruled this week that there is no evidence the border patrol along Lake Erie had policies encouraging racial profiling.

US district court judge Jack Zouhary said race did not play a role in the eight encounters with agents cited in the lawsuit.

Two groups that work with Hispanics and migrant workers in Ohio sued the border patrol over what they say was a pattern of profiling over six years.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/26/us-border-patrol-cleared-of-racially-profiling-hispanics-in-ohio

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