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Body cam footage released after woman accuses deputy of racism

Discussion in 'Speeding Tickets, Traffic & Moving Violations' started by leslie82, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. leslie82

    leslie82 Law Topic Starter Well-Known Member

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    The transcript is in here but the video from the bodycam and her video (Facebook Live WHILE driving) after are just great. Her video is just pure theatrics.

    Body cam footage released after woman accuses deputy of racism: ‘I was just bullied’


    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. -- After an accusation of racism during a Virginia traffic stop went viral, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has released a full, uninterrupted body cam video of the incident.

    After reviewing body cam footage of the traffic stop, Roberts said the stop was completely by the book, and his deputy did nothing wrong.

    "I don't know what she has been through and I don't know her life history, what I worry about is this kind of thing will inflame situations where you see cops in other states have been executed while they were just eating lunch," said Roberts.

    With those concerns in mind, Roberts released the full body cam video to CBS 6.


    "Can I ask what you what you pulled me over for?" Hilton-Williams asked in the video.

    "The reason why I stopped you is I clocked you at 70. The speed limit here is 55,” said the stopping deputy.

    “There's no sign," replied Hilton-Williams.

    Here in the uninterrupted interaction between Dawn Hilton-Williams and the deputy during the traffic stop:

    Deputy: Alright ma'am, what I have here for you is a traffic summons for Brunswick County General...

    Hilton-Williams: It's a traffic summons.

    Deputy: Yes, for Brunswick County General District traffic court. Your court date is going to be June the 6th at 10:30 for a 70 in a 55 mile per hour zone.

    Hilton-Williams: Where is the sign that says it's 55 mile per hour?

    Deputy: Numerous places.

    Hilton-Williams: Numerous places where? I mean between the gas station I just came from and right here?

    Deputy: I mean numerous numerous places back that way. You are more than welcome to go back there and look at them, take pictures of them or whatever you want to do.

    Hilton-Williams: So you didn't give me a warning? You gave me an actual ticket?

    Deputy: No warnings today ma'am.

    Hilton-Williams: Wow.

    Deputy: So your court date will be June the 6th at 10:30 for speeding 70 in a 55. You have the option to prepay this. I'm going to give you a phone number, plus a website that has our courthouse information. If you contact our courts they will tell you what the fine is, answer any one of your questions and if you decide to prepay it, you do not have to come to court.

    Hilton-Williams: I will not be paying this ticket.

    Deputy: If you don't want to prepay it, you'll have to come to court on June 6th at 10:30.

    Hilton-Williams: I'll hire an attorney.

    Deputy: I need you to sign right here.

    Hilton-Williams: I'm not going to sign that ticket.

    Deputy: Uhh ma'am, okay.

    Hilton-Williams: I don't have to sign it.

    Deputy: So ma'am.

    Hilton-Williams: But I appreciate it.

    Deputy: Hold on... So, what you are signing here is a promise to either come to court or promise to prepay. It is not an admission of guilt. It's only a promise to me that you're going to get it taken care of by either coming to court or prepaying it. If you refuse to sign the summons at this point, I'm gonna have to get you out of the side of the police car, place you under arrest and take you in front of a magistrate. I will get your vehicle towed and go from there. So, yes ma'am you do not have a choice...

    Hilton-Williams: My cousin is on the phone.

    Deputy: I don't care about that. I don't care who's on the phone. I'm talking to you right now. You do not have a choice but to sign summons. See thank you. I knew you was gonna sign it. I appreciate it very much and you have a safe day. Okay, thank you.


    "We've had dash cams for 10 years and body cams on our persons for about three or four. It's to protect the public and our agency. This is a fine example. This entire incident was recorded on a body camera and it's all lies,” said Sheriff Roberts.

    Hilton-Williams told Crime Insider Jon Burkett that she remembered things differently.

    "Get or pull. All he had to do was say step out of the car ma’am. I felt that it was threatening and I didn't feel safe because he's got the gun and he's got the badge," she said.

    "I wish society was different, I wish it wasn't normalized. I wish that everybody's traffic stop was the same so that people would just feel normal,” said Hilton-Williams. “I certainly did feel Sandra Bland. I saw that and felt it... like that was about to happen to me. Like, what do I need to do and that I was scared.”
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    Another example of a video win. I didn't look at this yet but if she filed an actual complaint she should be arrested.
     
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    She's right, she doesn't have to sign the citation.

    However, if a person refuses to sign the citation in Texas, the person will be physically arrested, transported to a jail, and released after a cash bail is posted (or sees a JP or a Muni Court judge).


    The motorist did have a choice not to sign the citation.

    It would have been a stupid choice, nevertheless a valid, legal choice.

    Of course, sometimes people need encouragement, or an explanation in order to make the best choice.

    I applaud all law enforcement personnel, because they are our front line against the advancing hordes of moronic zombies who would eat us all alive, while snacking on little babies!
     
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    The Universe is made up of protons, electrons, neutrons, and morons.
     
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  5. leslie82

    leslie82 Law Topic Starter Well-Known Member

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    That was the most professional I have seen in any profession because I would have wanted to get on her level at that point. I applaud him for keeping his bearing.

    Her video is HILARIOUS! Omg the drama in her video - while driving - is just wonderful.
     
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    Bearing is the key.

    Back in my day in the army, you had leeway.

    These days its more strict.

    I agree, that officer performed in an exemplary manner.

    He knew what the loudmouth was trying to do, and he kept his cool.
     
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