A woman in California went on a racist tirade against a police officer during a traffic stop, calling him a “murderer.”
“The speed limit is 40, and I was going 38, so why are you harassing me?” the woman asked the officer, who has not been identified.
“I pulled you over because,” the officer started. “Because you’re a murderer,” the woman finished. She called him a “murderer” several more times throughout the interaction.
“You can’t be on your cellphone while you’re driving,” the officer continued.
“I wasn’t on my phone. I was recording you because you scared me,” she said in response.
“And I’m perfectly legal, and I’m a teacher,” she added.
“Congratulations,” the officer said.
“You’re threatening to kill me and my son,” she said.
She also called the officer a “Mexican racist.”
“You’re always gonna be a Mexican. You’ll never be white. You know that, right? You’ll never be white, which is what you really want to be.”
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A Latino LASD deputy sent me his bodycam video of a woman claiming to be a teacher launching into a racist tirade against him when he pulled her over in San Dimas. She repeatedly calls him a murderer. pic.twitter.com/Cc8jSVenCQ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 3, 2021
The video comes amid heightened scrutiny of policing and race relations that followed the death of George Floyd in May 2020, as well as other police encounters with minorities.
Melugin reported on Twitter and during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight that the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department claimed that following the interaction, the woman filed a complaint with internal affairs and added that she has a history of making false complaints against officers.
Melugin said the deputy told him that his station does not yet have departmentally issued body cameras, and so he decided to invest in one to protect himself.
The woman in the footage is a professor at LA-area schools, according to Melugin. The reporter declined, however, to reveal her name, asserting that he had been unable to reach her for comment.
“If you want to call all of the deputies murderers, unfortunately, you’re doing the exact same thing that you’re accusing other people of doing against your own kind,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva told the outlet.
The Washington Examiner reached out to the LASD for comment.
“We are aware of the video captured by one of our deputies. The person in the video filed a personnel complaint against the deputy for “discourtesy” and an active inquiry is being conducted. Due to the active complaint, we are unable to provide further comment regarding the supervisory inquiry. What we can say is peace officers are faced with situations like the one captured on this video daily, and they routinely respond with professionalism, compassion, and patience,” the LASD said in a statement.
Author : Haley Victory Smith