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March-21-96

Woman Cites Civil Rights Violations in Highway Episode

On January 8, 1996, Sandra Antoine Antor was stopped, pulled from her car and abused by South Carolina state trooper Lance Cpl. W.H. Beckwith. A black woman from Miami, Antor says a white woman would not have been treated in the same manner by the white Beckwith, and her lawyers say they expect to file a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations. Beckwith was fired after the incident and has since apologized.

Media Resources: USA Today - March 21, 1996