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.