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Sheriff: ‘No truth’ in HBCU president’s comments on bus stop


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is pushing back on a historically Black university president’s statement accusing law enforcement officers of racial profiling in a recent bus stop. Shaw University President Paulette Dillard wrote she was “outraged” after law enforcement officers in Spartanburg County on Oct. 5 stopped a contract bus transporting students from the HBCU in Raleigh, North Carolina to a conference in Atlanta. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright emphasized at a Monday morning press conference that police officers stopped the unmarked, “Greyhound-like bus” with tinted windows because it had been swerving. “This case right here has absolutely nothing to do with racism,” Wright said.

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