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This bulletin discusses the law on the sheriff's authority to break and enter when executing civil process. Each sheriff must determine what procedures for deputies to follow in executing process.
Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson is alleged by the U.S. Department of Justice to be guilty of racially profiling and misconduct. For years, Johnson has been accused by civil rights advocates of targeting and arresting Latino residents in an effort to spur deportations. A District Court judge will soon rule on the alleged pattern of discrimination of Latino residents under the direction of Johnson.
A new bill passed in 1981 allows North Carolina residents to claim a substantially greater amount of their property to be exempt from seizure and sale to pay off judgments against them than they formerly held. This memorandum discusses the legislation and the authority of sheriffs under this new law.