ROCKPORT (Kiii News) - The Rockport Police Department is responding to allegations of racial profiling. An attorney claims his clients were pulled over for bogus traffic violations and then asked for their papers. 3 News first started looking into those claims on Friday. When we went to get a response from the police chief, he wouldn't come out of his office. On Saturday, Commander Mark Cory came to our news station to speak on the departments behalf.
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In a letter to the mayor and city council, the attorney alleges the police department receives a bounty of 600 dollars for each illegal immigrant they report to immigration and customs enforcement.