Police probe alleged racism


January 19, 2022

By Scott Swanson

Of The New Era

The city and school district have issued statements denouncing racism and discrimination following a news report about an incident that allegedly took place during the Linn County Championships wrestling tournament held at Sweet Home High School on Jan. 7.

A Sweet Home Police log entry at 7:22 p.m. on Jan. 7 reads: “Caller reports during wrestling tournament, adult male grabbed son’s cowboy hat off his head aggressively. Officer contacted caller by phone. Report taken.”

Police Chief Jeff Lynn said his agency is looking into the matter because, he said...

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