Black while driving: Florida State Attorney stopped by police in viral video

By | July 13, 2017

A video that shows the moment police in Orlando pull over Florida’s first African American state attorney has gone viral. The two officers did not appear to have a clear explanation for why they ran the plates of Aramis Ayala, initially telling her the car’s tag did not come back, but faltering over an explanation for why they ran her plates in the first place.

Ayala was pulled over by the cops in Orlando on June 19, with the awkward footage from one of the officer’s body camera having been released recently.

As she handed over her license, the officer asked Ayala which agency she worked for, to which she responded: “I’m the state attorney.”

The officer immediately launched into an explanation as to why the vehicle was pulled over, telling Ayala: “We ran the tag, I’ve never seen it before with a Florida tag, it didn’t come back to anything, so that’s the reason for the stop.” (Newsweek)

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