ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A woman who was stopped three times in less than a month by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputies has filed a lawsuit against the office and two deputies, saying that she was racially profiled.
Sherese Crawford, 38, wasn’t issued a traffic citation any of the times she was stopped. Crawford, who is black, lives in Richmond, Va., and was pulled over three times during a 28-day period in spring 2017 when she was working in Albuquerque as part of her job with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Deputies Leonard Armijo and Patrick Rael are defendants in the lawsuit.
Felicia Romero, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, said the traffic stops did happen, but she declined to comment further.