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Vt trooper cleared in migrant farmworker traffic stop

Waterbury, Vermont - October 12, 2011

It was a traffic stop that sparked protests and a review of Vermont State police racial profiling policies. Now the State Police Advisory Commission says a trooper did nothing wrong when he detained two illegal immigrants who were passengers in a car pulled over for speeding.

The commission cleared Trooper Jared Hatch after reviewing the stop, deciding he followed proper procedures when he asked for identification from the two Mexican men.

The report says his questioning of the men was not motivated by race.

Click here to read the investigation summary from the State Police Advisory Commission.

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