Friday, March 19, 2010

Cell Phone Recording Of Traffic Stop Lands Cop In Big Trouble

A Chicago police officer is in trouble after he was recorded cursing and threatening a Hispanic driver he had pulled over.  WGN-TV has obtained the recording which was taken with the driver's girlfriend's cell phone.  When the driver asked the officer why he was being pulled over the officer told him that he normally tells people he is pulling them over because they are black.  Apparently the officer pulled over the vehicle because it had tinted windows.  The officer allegedly threatened the motorist with arrest if he did not give him something.  The driver interpreted that as meaning that the officer wanted guns and drugs.  The officer continued to curse and use racial language towards the motorist.

The officer has been reassigned to desk duty pending the result of an internal police investigation.

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