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VIDEO: NAACP President Claims He Was Profiled On Stop, Then Chief Releases Video

Posted by on May. 15, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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The police chief has openly called NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie a liar after his false accusations.

Timmonsville, SC - The South Carolina NAACP president posted about how he was racially profiled on a traffic stop, and now the police chief has responded by releasing bodycam video and calling him a liar (video below.)

NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie posted to Facebook on April 13 about how he was just racially profiled on a traffic stop.

The allegations in his account are disturbing, and would indicate profiling by the officer - except none of it was true.

Below is a transcript of the interaction as posted by Rev. Moultrie:

Me: hello sir how can I help you

Officer: I am stopping you cause you fail to put on a turn signal and do you have any drugs in the car

Me: sir how would you know If I used my tum signal when you was approaching me as I turn and is there any drugs in your car?

Officer: License and registration

Me:sir can I take off my seat belt and get it

Officer: sure

Me: (as i open glove box i said )sir this is a new car i just purchased and all ! have is bill of sale, insurance card and registration from car I am transferring tags

Officer: ok where you work and who car is this and why you in this neighborhood

Me: sir I am a pastor and I live in the house on the left

Officer:And I guess I am the bill gates

Me: sir what's the problem

Officer: I ask who car for the last time and why you in this neighborhood

Me: I told you for last time who car and where I live.( as my neighborhood starts to come out there house) By the way sir can I speak to your supervisor

Officer: walks away with my information When he returned he said did you know your tags comes back to another vehicle

Me: sir I just explain this to you

Officer: you need to park this vehicle and never drive it till you get this straight with DMV

Me: sir I have purchased multiple vehicles and never heard this now officer and I start fussing cause I said well i will be driving my car sir and anyt time I want

Officer: I am waming you to not drive this car till tags get straight and just know I am doing you a favor tonight not taking you to jail or writing you a ticket

Me: sir you might be doing your Self a favor but you certainly not doing me a favor.

The reverend finished off his post by saying that his wife and baby were in the back seat, but still he was profiled and accused of having drugs.

"Guess I can't be a pastor and can't drive a Mercedes Benz and live in a nice neighborhood," Rev. Moultrie said. "...someone needs to answer for this behavior and this officer will."

After seeing the post, local community activist Timothy Waters went down to the police department to look at the bodycam and dash camera footage, according to WPDE.

He was shocked to see that everything the reverend said was a lie.

"Once I got a copy of that body cam, it's as if he made the whole story up. And I felt like he set us back 100 years, because think about all of the racial profiling cases (that) are true," Waters told WPDE.

WPDE reports that Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown said that Rev. Moultrie even went so far as to contact him the next morning to claim that he had been racially profiled and mistreated.

"He made a comment that the officer accused him of having drugs in the car. He said that his wife and grandchild was in the car. He asked them not to move because the officer looked as if he might shoot them or something. He also made mention that the officer continued to ask him about his neighborhood. Why was he in that neighborhood? And threaten(ed) to put him in jail in reference to something dealing with the registration to the vehicle," Chief Brown told WPDE. Except all of those accusations were lies.

"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. 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," Brown told WPDE.

Rev. Moultrie refused to comment to the news station, and instead referred them to Timmonsville NAACP officers Kenneth McAllister and Henry James Dixon.

Both men told the station that they didn't need to see the video because they support Rev. Moultrie, and know that he's a man of integrity who wouldn't lie.

You can see the video of the traffic stop below:


by on May. 15, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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SAMIAM2001
by Member on May. 15, 2018 at 2:41 PM

When I first read his acocunt, I was like, holy shit, thats fucked up.  The officer should be fired.  He totally lied about the entire thing.  What a shame.  A pastor too.  He shouldnt have lied about it.   The cop even let him go. 

UpSheRises
by Ruby Member on May. 15, 2018 at 2:45 PM
Why would he lie about it? It just gives people a reason to discredit every complaint about abuse that other people have.

Actual instances of discrimination and abuse happen everyday...why make shit up?
LGANDER
by Gold Member on May. 15, 2018 at 2:49 PM
Why would you think the pastor lied?


Quoting SAMIAM2001:

When I first read his acocunt, I was like, holy shit, thats fucked up.  The officer should be fired.  He totally lied about the entire thing.  What a shame.  A pastor too.  He shouldnt have lied about it.   The cop even let him go. 

adp_3805
by Member on May. 15, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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So the top "transcript" is what the reverend said happened and it what he posted online. Clearly it was all lies as the body-cam footage shows absolutely nothing of the sort occurred. One could question why there were two police vehicles but given that it is night it is not an uncommon occurrence for a second police vehicle to be present for safety of officer's. One wonders then what was the motivation behind the outright lies of how this stop happened

adp_3805
by Member on May. 15, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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Did you watch the video with the body-cam footage of the account?

The top transcript is what the Reverend said happened. The video contains the actual body-cam footage of the event. 

Quoting LGANDER: Why would you think the pastor lied?
Quoting SAMIAM2001:

When I first read his acocunt, I was like, holy shit, thats fucked up.  The officer should be fired.  He totally lied about the entire thing.  What a shame.  A pastor too.  He shouldnt have lied about it.   The cop even let him go. 


WilyMommy
by Missbod on May. 15, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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Wow. This is disturbing, especially if those NAACP officers are serious about not watching the video.

adp_3805
by Member on May. 15, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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Please, there are going to be people commenting in this post who won't bother to watch the video. 

Quoting WilyMommy:

Wow. This is disturbing, especially if those NAACP officers are serious about not watching the video.


couture-mommy
by "CMs Angela Rye" on May. 15, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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I hate when people do shit like this.
WilyMommy
by Missbod on May. 15, 2018 at 3:05 PM
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I’m guessing he was hoping to further aggravate the already sensitive conditions happening between black people and law enforcement in this country. Why he thinks lying like he did was a good idea is beyond me. 

Quoting adp_3805:

So the top "transcript" is what the reverend said happened and it what he posted online. Clearly it was all lies as the body-cam footage shows absolutely nothing of the sort occurred. One could question why there were two police vehicles but given that it is night it is not an uncommon occurrence for a second police vehicle to be present for safety of officer's. One wonders then what was the motivation behind the outright lies of how this stop happened


WilyMommy
by Missbod on May. 15, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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Probably, but it’ll be obvious who did and didn’t watch it.

Quoting adp_3805:

Please, there are going to be people commenting in this post who won't bother to watch the video. 

Quoting WilyMommy:

Wow. This is disturbing, especially if those NAACP officers are serious about not watching the video.


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