Humboldt County Sheriff Sued!!!
Humboldt County, Nevada, that is. I was taken aback when I first checked this Sacramento Bee article on a Humboldt County Sheriff's deputy being sued for illegal stops. Took a second to realize it wasn't our Humboldt County.
Anyway, they're in trouble for stopping cars just to shake them down for money. I personally think this happens a lot more than is reported. I'm not saying it happens here so much, although I do believe most of the drug busts from traffic stops in Northern CA are the result of profiling and not because those arrested violated any traffic laws.