This black Princeton professor claimed that police abused her when they pulled her over and arrested her for driving with a suspended license. But the newly released dash cam footage tells a VERY different story.
Police have released dashcam footage showing the arrest of a black Princeton professor who claimed she was mistreated by cops over a three-year-old parking ticket because of her race.
Imani Perry, and African American studies professor, said she was left ‘humiliated and frightened’ after being handcuffed and searched during a traffic stop on February 6.
Perry said police denied her a phone call before she was arrested, that a male officer searched her despite a female officer being present, and that she was handcuffed while being taken to the police station and cuffed to a desk after arriving.
Footage of the incident shows that Perry was handcuffed during her arrest, though the officer is at pains to point out that it is simply a matter of protocol.
The video also shows that Perry was denied a phone call prior to her arrest – though again the officer explains that, once at the station, she can ‘make as many phone calls as you want’.
In the video a male and female officer, both of whom are white, pulling Perry over, informing her that her driver’s licence is suspended, and asking if she can recall why.