Crime & Courts

Second deputy admits making racist remarks

GOOSE CREEK - A second South Carolina sheriff’s deputy acknowledges he made racist remarks during a traffic stop last year near Charleston involving two Tampa, Fla., students from Egypt charged with carrying explosive materials.

Attorneys for the students say the remarks show deputies acted improperly when they stopped and searched Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed.

The disclosure came at a hearing into whether prosecutors can use seized evidence from the stop.

Sheriff’s deputy Andy Taylor admitted he made “unprofessional” remarks about the students’ ethnicity and assumed they were terrorists.