Tom Coleman, an undercover police officer, arrested about 46 people in Tulia, Texas for drug activity. They were nicknamed “Tulia 46”. Forty arrested suspects were black. Six white suspects were associated with the black community.
Many arrests in July 1999 were later challenged and overthrown. The victims were compensated a total of $6 million in 2004. Tom Coleman was not charged.
Coleman was accused of being a racist, a liar and a thief. Coleman insisted he did what was right.
The details of the “Tulia 46” story are found at the link.
There is a colorful account of Tom Coleman and “Tulia, Texas” at the link. Tom Coleman’s photo is at the link.
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