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Feds investigate Bell for targeting Hispanics

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

September 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The city of Bell is accused of violating the civil rights of Hispanics by deliberately targeting their cars for towing.The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the alleged towing scheme aimed at raising revenue for the city.

City officials said they're cooperating with the investigation.

Bell is already under scrutiny for exorbitant salaries that led to the resignation of three high-level city employees, including the former city manager and police chief.

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