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DOJ To Probe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly discriminating against minorities living in subsidized housing.

A federal lawsuit accuses Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in the Antelope Valley of unfairly singling out Latino and African American residents of low-income homes.

The civil rights division of the U.S. attorney’s office says the discriminatory practices allowed white residents in, while forcing out minority residents.

The DOJ is expected to make a formal announcement about its probe Friday at a news conference.

Sheriff Lee Baca is expected to attend.

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