Vermont attorney general to release findings about threats against black legislator

The Vermont attorney general's office is releasing findings in its investigation of alleged crimes against former state Rep. Kiah Morris, who resigned after receiving racial threats.

Morris became Vermont's first black female legislator in 2014. But racist threats and harassment followed until she quit last year.

She says she and her family have endured a home invasion, vandalism and saw swastikas painted on trees nearby. A group of teenagers also pounded on her windows and doors at night, forcing her and her husband, convalescing after heart surgery, to leave town.

Morris said she was dissatisfied with the response by Bennington police. The Bennington Police Department concluded no crime had taken place, according to the Burlington Free Press. The police chief has defended his department.

The attorney general announced in September that his office would take over the investigation. He's releasing the findings on Monday.