NAACP Says Authorities Need To Conduct Intimidation Probe

The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP has called on state and federal authorities to investigate what the group considers racial and witness intimidation.

NAACP leaders cite a mass mailing from a Virginia-based white supremacist group that criticizes the charges filed against Anthony Dale Finch. He's a former Henderson Police officer accused of ethnic intimidation, pointing a gun and communicating threats.

The letters use derogatory terms to ask "white workers" to rise up against black crime.

State NAACP president William Barber says the letters are a form of witness intimidation.

A spokeswoman for the S-B-I says the agency is trying to gather information about the letters.