GROSS: NAACP President’s Claims He Was Racially Profiled by Police Officer — Cameras Prove He Lied (VIDEO)
President of the Timmonsville, SC NAACP chapter, Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, claimed in a Facebook post he was racially profiled by a police officer during a traffic stop.
Body cam footage provided by the Timmonsville police department shows a different story. Oops.
Moultrie says in a Facebook post the police officer who pulled him over for failure to use a turn signal asked him if he had drugs in the car and wanted to know what he was doing in that particular neighborhood.
Screenshot of Moultrie’s since-deleted Facebook post via SCNow:
Body cam footage shows the officer who pulled over the NAACP official said no such thing and the Timmonsville Police Chief isn’t happy about Moultrie’s false allegations.
In the body cam video, Officer Chris Miles tells Moultrie that the reason he came in contact with him is due to him not signaling when he made a right turn.
“That’s the only reason I’m coming in contact with you, OK?” Miles said in the video.
There was no mention of drugs in the body cam video. Miles did not question Moultrie about why he was in that particular neighborhood or make any mention of Bill Gates. He did suggest for Moultrie to not drive the car until he gets proper documentation because the registration came back to a 1992 GMC truck instead of a Mercedes car.
Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown said he was surprised when he heard of Moultrie’s allegations, as they were not of Miles’ character. Brown said he was out of the office when he heard of the allegations but immediately got his captain to look at the body cam video to see what happened.
“And my captain called me back and pretty much said chief, what he (Moultrie) said happened didn’t happen at all,” Brown said.
He said he accepted what the captain said but needed to see the video for himself, too.
“But I think by him being the president of NAACP for the Timmonsville area, that it needs to be out to the public for the simple reason, if and when something else happens, they need to be able to look at the credibility of who’s presenting it,” Brown said. “I mean, if he lied about this to us, he’ll lie about anything to anyone. I just don’t think we need his type of representation.”
Body cam VIDEO: