Body cam footage of Georgia sheriff’s deputies, who were accused of racially profiling a black women’s lacrosse team during a traffic stop, contradicted the sheriff’s claim that the athletes’ bags were not searched for drugs.
Earlier this week, Liberty County Sheriff William Bowman insisted that ‘no personal items on the bus or persons were searched’ during the stop on April 20, but body cam footage of the incident shows the white deputies rummaging through the bags of the Delaware State University players.
The footage, posted by Delaware Online on Wednesday, reveals the moment the deputies stop the bus on Interstate 95 in Liberty County, and as one officer has a K-9 sniff the vehicle, the other says, ‘There’s a bunch of dang schoolgirls on the truck. Probably some weed.’
The officers then proceed to search through the players’ bags despite, but the search comes up empty.
The incident has sparked outrage from civil rights group and Delaware State University officials, who said…