A Florida police department is facing racial profiling charges after stopping a man 258 times and repeatedly charging him with trespassing at the convenience store where he works.
At least once a week for the last four years, Earl Sampson, 28, has been stopped by Miami Gardens police — and searched more than 100 times, jailed 56 times and arrested for trespassing 62 times, records show.
The only conviction he’s had, according to his lengthy records, is for marijuana possession.
“They created this record,” Sampson’s boss and the owner of 207 Quickstop, Alex Saleh, told the Daily News Friday. “He’s a good guy, a humble guy, a quiet guy. He’s not a convicted felon.”