The US Department of Justice reached an agreement with a Georgia sheriff’s office after Delaware State University filed a civil rights complaint when the Black women’s lacrosse team was stopped and searched while traveling, according to CNN.

On April 20, 2022, a bus full of athletes was stopped by officers from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office in Savannah. What seemed like an average traffic stop turned into a full-fledged search as officers released K-9s to sniff the student’s bags for drugs, then warned them to hand over any illegal substances. DSU alleged these actions were not only humiliating but racially discriminatory in a formal complaint filed to the DOJ. Liberty County Sheriff William Bowman, who is Black, said no one was arrested as a result of the traffic stop but instead, the driver was given a warning, per AP