Federal agents have launched an investigation into reports of hate crimes and violations of federal civil rights statutes in Nampa.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation declined to discuss the inquiry, but FBI Special Agent Mike Dillon said the bureau was looking into allegations involving a group of teens described as skinheads.
Dillon denied that the bureau was taking over the investigation of three potential hate crimes in a southeast Nampa neighborhood in the past month, maintaining that the FBI is working with the local police department.
One parent said her Hispanic children are harassed by the group of white teens almost daily, and three incidents involving white teens and two Hispanic families have been reported to police.
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