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This Man's Been Questioned by Police 258 Times, Searched 100 Times, Arrested 62 Times – The Reason Why Has Sparked Outrage & a Lawsuit


But is there more to the story?

CBS Miami

The Miami Gardens Police Department is facing racial profiling charges after officers allegedly questioned the same man 258 times and repeatedly arrested him for trespassing at the convenience store where he is an employee.

Earl Sampson, 28, says he has been questioned 258 times, searched more than 100 times, jailed 56 times and arrested for trespassing 62 times. The majority of the citations reputedly occurred at the store where he works.

"At least once a week for the last four years, Earl Sampson, 28, has been stopped by Miami Gardens police," records show, the New York Daily News reported.

The only conviction on the man's record is for marijuana possession, the report adds.

Earl Sampson (CBS Miami)

CBS Miami

On Friday, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield further examined the case, expressing shock that someone could be harassed so frequently.

"If I were Earl Sampson, I think, if you were Earl Sampson, I think we can all agree we'd be really ticked," she said.

The Miami Gardens Police Department said they are taking the allegations seriously and are investigating whether its officers are racially profiling or harassing Sampson, CNN correspondent John Zarrella reported.

It goes without saying, there certainly could be more to this story than meets the eye. Messages left with the Miami Gardens Police Department were not immediately returned Friday night.

Watch CNN's report below:


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