“I apologize, sir, I didn’t mean to,” the cop said, after a Black man pulled him over for going over the speed limit.
Phillip Turner was driving to Arlington, Texas to battle against a ticket given to him by police for a dirty license plate, when a State Trooper, David Granado, flew past him in a patrol car without his lights on. Turner went on to stop the trooper for speeding.
Turner previously had various police interactions, so he isn’t a newbie to showing his first amendment rights. He films and exposes cops whenever he sees them breaking the law. This case was no different as Turner saw an opportunity to prove an officer wasn’t abiding by the rules.
Turner was driving at 75mph when the state trooper drove past him at a high speed. He initially thought the trooper was responding to an emergency, but he quickly noticed the trooper’s lights weren’t on. So, he proceeded to pull him over.
After speaking to the trooper, Turner said, “I will say this officer was very respectful, honest and owned up to the mistake. He was very professional and I strongly believe this is how officers should behave when they are confronted for doing something wrong.” “However, the issue I have is that people get citations for speeding all the time I think everyone should be held to the same standards. Throughout all my encounters with police, I believe more cops should mirror his professional attitude,” he added.
Props to Turner for taking it upon himself to expose police officers that feel they are above the law. It takes a lot of courage being a Black man, to confront police officers about them doing something wrong in our present society.
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