TX investigates photos of troopers in KKK hoods

January 06, 2000
The Texas Department of Public Safety said on Wednesday it was launching an investigation into photographs taken in 1989 that show several state troopers posing in Ku Klux Klan-style hoods next to a black colleague.
    The photos were disclosed at a news conference in Houston on Wednesday by the black trooper, Darren Anderson, 35, who was suspended from his job with the state police agency last May.
    They showed Anderson, smiling and holding a large cake for his 24th birthday, surrounded by fellow troopers wearing the pointed white hoods associated with the white supremacist group.