The Texas Tribune reports:
A rural sheriff near the Texas border is under criminal investigation for allegedly having his deputies illegally seize money and a truck from undocumented immigrants during traffic stops.
Last month, investigators with the Texas Rangers and the Texas Attorney General’s Office raided four Real County Sheriff’s Office locations as part of an investigation into Sheriff Nathan Johnson, according to search warrants obtained this week by The Texas Tribune.
The investigating Texas Ranger said Johnson admitted to regularly seizing money from undocumented immigrants during traffic stops, even if they were not accused of any state crime, before handing them over to United States Border Patrol agents.
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One sheriff’s deputy told investigators that “seizing currency from undocumented immigrants … has been standard operating procedure for as long as he has been employed by the Real County Sheriff’s Office,” according to search warrant requests. https://t.co/6DgWdgnbUP
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) January 11, 2022
A sheriff in Texas is accused of regularly ordering his deputies to seize cash and vehicles from undocumented immigrants during traffic stops, even if they were not stopped for an alleged crime.
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 11, 2022