Nightime Police Traffic Stop

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A Shaw University bus full of students was pulled over. Some students believe it was racially motivated and want the traffic stop investigated. has more on the story:  

The Spartanburg and Cherokee Sheriff’s Offices released the body camera footage of an Oct. 5 traffic stop of a bus containing Shaw University students and staff on Monday morning. 

Shaw University is a historically Black university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright and Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller dismissed allegations of racial profiling and targeting the Shaw University personnel in the traffic stop. 

The stop occurred in Spartanburg County, but the search was conducted by Cherokee County deputies as part of Operation Rolling Thunder, an escalated week-long operation by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, along with other agencies, to seize illegal contraband, including narcotics, illegal weapons, and cash, along Interstates 85 and 26. This year’s operation seized almost $1 million in currency. 

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