Video: Police officer pulls over black woman and quickly discovers she is the state attorney
A pair of police officers caught themselves on camera, struggling to explain why they had pulled over Florida’s first and only black state attorney.
Aramis Ayala, who serves as state attorney in the Sunshine State's 9th Judicial Circuit, was pulled over on 19 June.
When he asks what agency she works for, she responds: “I’m the state attorney”.
The officer immediately launches into an explanation for the stop, explaining that he ran the tags on her car and received no result.
Ms Ayala asked: “What was the tag run for?”
The officer then begins to stumble, saying: “Oh we run tags through all the time, whether it's a traffic light and that sort of stuff; That's how we figure out if cars are stolen and that sort of thing.”
He added: “Also, the windows are really dark. I don't have a tint measure but that's another reason for the stop.”
The State Attorney, visibly annoyed, asks for the officers’ cards. Neither have them available, so they write their contact information on a piece of paper.