Delaware State University to file a complaint with DOJ after bus search incident

During the traffic stop, lacrosse team's bags were searched after a narcotics-sniffing K-9 dog made an 'open-air alert.'

Delaware State University, a historically Black institution in Dover, Del., announced it will file a formal complaint with the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division following the stop and search of a bus carrying members of the university’s women’s lacrosse team last month in Georgia.

The school says the stop and search conducted by the Liberty County, Ga., deputies was “constitutionally dubious.”

“From our standpoint, the evidence is clear and compelling,” said Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University, in a statement obtained by NPR.

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