naacp_web.jpgANNISTON, Ala. (AP) _ The president of the Anniston-Calhoun County NAACP says he wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate complaints of racial discrimination at the Anniston Army Depot.

The Anniston Star reports that David Reddick, the local NAACP president, said Monday that over the past six months about eight depot workers have filed harassment or racial discrimination claims with the NAACP.

Reddick says one man filed a claim about fellow workers breaking into his locker at the depot and scrawling racial slurs on the door. The other claims a white employee snapped a whip at him.

Clester Burdell, public affairs officer for the depot, said in a statement that both of those incidents have been investigated.