these cops didn’t know the woman they were pulling over was the state attorney :d
By Eye Candy
July 13, 2017
Sometimes, even racist police mess with the wrong one. That’s what happened to two Florida cops recently, when a video posted by the Orlando Police Department (after a Public Records Request) shows them appearing to racially profile a driver who turns out to be Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first Black elected state attorney.
The video shows the officers having serious difficulty explaining why they stopped her. At first, it’s “your tag didn’t come back.” Then, when the counselor asks why her tag was run in the first place, one officer stammers “we run tags through all the time.” After that, it’s that her “windows were really dark.” He doesn’t have a tint measurer, he says, “but that’s another reason for the stop.”
Ayala then asks for the officers’ names, but they don’t have their card on them so they have to write them down.
Watching their embarrassment is gratifying in a world where cops do shit like this all the time and no one bats an eye, but unfortunately these officers probably won’t face any other consequences.
As expected, because cops can’t ever do anything wrong, The Orlando Police Department has already issued a defense of the two cops, stating, “The Orlando Police Department allows the running of tags for official business only, and this is done routinely on patrol. In regards to the video, which was released by the Orlando Police Department last month, the officers stated the tag did not come back as registered to any vehicle. As you can see in the video, the window tint was dark, and officers would not have been able to tell who, or how many people, were in the vehicle. No complaint has been filed in reference to this traffic stop.”
According to The Grio, Ayala has also clarified that she does not intend to file a lawsuit.
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