The NAACP is coming under fire after one of its leaders in South Carolina made up a story about being racially profiled by the police.
“TONIGHT I WAS RACIALLY PROFILED by Timmonsville Officer CAUSE I WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES BENZ AND GOING HOME IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD,” Jarrod Moultrie stated on Facebook this past month.
Body cameras say otherwise, Jarrod.
Here is Jarrod Moultrie interacting with police officers, who clearly did not racially profile him.
“I am stopped you cause you fail to put on a turn signal and do you have any drugs in the car,” Moultrie quotes the officer as saying.
Not true. Watch the body camera footage:
Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown said Moultrie contacted him the day after the traffic stop to say he was racially profiled and mistreated, ABC15 News reported.
When Brown reviewed the body camera footage, he said he was shocked that the reverend would lie about the encounter.
“When I saw the video, I was shocked that someone who is supposed to be a community leader, a pastor, and head of the NAACP would just come out and tell a blatant lie,” Brown said to the news station.
“It bothered me. It really bothered me, thinking about the racial unrest it could’ve cost in the community and it’s just troubling to me that someone who held a position like that would come out and just tell a lie.”