Navarro College, Featured in Netflix’s “Cheer” Hit with Federal Lawsuit for Racial Discrimination

Navarro College – a Corsicana, Texas, community college made famous by the Netflix documentary series “Cheer” – has been hit with a federal lawsuit for racial discrimination, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.

This week, former “Cheer” star Jerry Harris was sentenced to 12 years in prison and eight years of court-supervised release after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit sex with minors, according to CBS News Chicago.

According to a federal lawsuit filed in March, a campus police officer for Navarro College department named David Arnett accused Michael Police, a Black former Navarro College football player, of smoking marijuana at an off-campus apartment complex in March 2020. Police’s attorneys claim that their client was smoking a Black n’ Mild cigar, and that the accusation was part of a pattern of racial profiling by Navarro College officers.

They also singled out Arnett as having “a history of targeting and harassing African American male students,” at the school.

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SOURCE: KRLD NewsRadio 1080, Lauren Barry