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Chemehuevi tribe alleges racial profiling by San Bernardino County deputies


The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit alleging San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies are racially profiling tribal members and targeting them for traffic citations on their reservation, without the jurisdictional power to do so.

The lawsuit was filed on July 30 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on behalf of the tribe and tribal members Chelsea Lynn Bunim, Tommie Robert Ochoa, Jasmine Sansoucie and Naomi Lopez. It names as defendants Sheriff John McMahon, Deputy Ronald Sindelar, District Attorney Michael Ramos, County Counsel Jean-Rene Basle, and Deputy County Counsel Miles Kowalski.


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