Los Angeles Times reporter Abby Sewell details a $2 million settlement that Los Angeles County's housing authority will pay to victims of alleged discrimination.

The U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation in 2011 into allegations that minorities -- particularly African Americans -- living in federally subsidized housing in the Antelope Valley were being harassed and discriminated against by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and county housing agency officials, she writes.

 Justice Department officials alleged that the local governments had engaged in a "targeted campaign of discriminatory enforcement against African American [housing] voucher holders in order to discourage and exclude them and other African Americans from living in the cities."

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