L.A. County Sheriff’s Officials Ignored Red Flags About Team That Stopped Latino Drivers on 5 Freeway: Report

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department team that pulled over thousands of motorists on the 5 Freeway in search of drugs “had a constitutionally troubling impact on Latino drivers,” the county inspector general’s office concluded in a widely anticipated report.

In a rebuke of the Sheriff’s Department released Friday, the county Office of Inspector General said that not only were Latinos targeted at a much higher rate, but the effectiveness of the sheriff’s special team —...

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