THE INCIDENT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA!
A video has surfaced showing two Orlando police officers pulling over Florida’s first African American state attorney. Aramis Ayala was stopped on June 19 in Parramore after leaving Florida A&M University College of Law.
The officer, who took her license asked Ayala which agency she worked for, to which she responded: “I’m the state attorney.”
After hearing her response, the officer tried to explain 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.”
When Ayala asked for the reason they run her plate, the officer responded: “Oh, we run tags through all the time, whether it’s a traffic light and that sort stuff, that’s how we figure out if cars are stolen and that sort of thing.”
“Also, the windows are really dark, I don’t have a tint measure but that’s another reason for the stop,” he added. The state attorney looked unimpressed and asked the officers for their information.
Ayala took to her Twitter July 11, referring to the stop: “Politicizing justice is an injustice itself.”
Politicizing justice is an injustice itself.
— Aramis Donell Ayala (@DonellAyalaEsq) July 11, 2017