Texas troopers suspended over KKK hoods

January 11, 2000
Four white state troopers who donned Ku Klux Klan-style hoods at a 1989 birthday party for a black officer have been suspended, officials said Tuesday.
    Two other white employees also were suspended for making racist comments more recently, said Col. Dudley Thomas, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
    All six were suspended with pay pending the outcome of investigations into the alleged acts.