Accusations Of Racial Profiling Of Delaware State Univ. Team

Delaware State University, a historically Black institution, says its women’s lacrosse team was racially profiled by sheriff’s deputies last month during a traffic stop in Georgia.  The team’s bus was traveling on Interstate 95 in Liberty County, Georgia on April 20 following a game in Florida when it was stopped “under the pretext of a minor traffic violation, said Delaware State University President Tony Allen. Allen says Sheriff’s deputies searched student’s suitcases with drug-sniffing dogs.
Liberty County Sheriff William Bowman, who is black, says he does not believe the stop and search was racially motivated.  Video released by the school shows one of the two officers who entered the bus, telling passengers, “If there is anything in y’all’s luggage, we’re probably going to find it – OK. I’m not looking for a little bit of marijuana, but I’m pretty sure you guys’ chaperones are probably going to be disappointed in you if we find any.”
Delaware State’s president called the incident a “humiliating process” and said the university is “exploring options for recourse – legal and otherwise.