In a now viral video clip from a police bodycam, Aramis Ayala, Florida's first African-American elected state attorney, is pulled over by Orlando cops for what appears to be no good reason.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ayala is "no stranger to racially charged insults, especially after she declared in March that she's not pursuing the death penalty for violent felony cases. For instance, in April, she received a noose in the mail."
But now footage has emerged where two white police officers are having a tough time explaining why they pulled over Ayala, the Orlando-area prosecutor on June 19 at about 8:15 p.m.
Ayala informed the cop she was the state attorney, which led to the cop explaining why she had been stopped.
'Thank you, your tag didn't come back, never seen that before, but we're good now. We ran the tag, I've never seen it before with a Florida tag, it didn't come back to anything, so that's the reason for the stop.'
Ayala then asked, 'what was the tag run for?' which led to further attempts at explanation from the officer.
'Oh we run tags through all the time, whether it's a traffic light and that sort stuff, that's how we figure out if cars are stolen and that sort of thing,' he said, as the attorney could be seen getting noticeably annoyed in her seat.
'Also, the windows are really dark, I don't have a tint measure but that's another reason for the stop.'
Ayala then asks for the officers' names, saying: 'Do you guys have cards on you?'
Politicizing justice is an injustice itself.
— Aramis Donell Ayala (@DonellAyalaEsq) July 11, 2017
Police pulled over this black State Attorney — and then couldn't even explain why pic.twitter.com/0mjmTFUkov
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 12, 2017
IMAGE: Footage posted online by the Orlando Police Department shows Ayala in her car.