A black motorist who was pulled over in Southern California for using a cell phone while driving went on a racist tirade against a Hispanic sheriff’s deputy, calling him a ‘murderer’ and telling him he’ll ‘always be a Mexican’ and he’ll ‘never be white.’
The body cam video of the April 23 incident in San Dimas surfaced on Monday. The clip was first obtained by Fox News.
‘Can you tell me why I’m being harassed today? Because I was going under the speed limit.’
‘The speed limit is 40 and I was going 38, so why are you harassing me?’ the woman asks the sheriff’s deputy.
‘You’re correct,’ the deputy responds. ‘I pulled you over because…’
On April 23, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a black woman who was being cited for using her cell phone while driving
During the encounter, the woman, who said she was a teacher, accused the deputy of being a ‘murderer’
‘You’re always going to be a Mexican,’ she says. ‘You’re never going to be white. You know that, right?’ She adds: ‘You’ll never be white, which is what you really want to be.’
At this point, the woman interrupts the deputy. She tells him that she took out her cell phone to record the interaction because ‘you’re a murderer.’
‘You can’t be on your cell phone while driving,’ the deputy tells the woman.
The woman responds: ‘I was recording you because you scared me.’
‘You can’t use your cell phone while you’re driving,’ the deputy says in response.
‘I can record you,’ the woman replies.
After the deputy asks to see the woman’s driver’s license, she replies: ‘It’s at my apartment.’
‘I mistakenly left it at home,’ she adds.
The deputy then asks to see a picture of the driver’s license.
The woman says that she has a photo of her license. She then asks the deputy to ‘call your supervisor.’
‘I already did,’ the deputy says. ‘He’s on his way.’
‘Good,’ the woman replies, ‘because you’re a murderer.’
Another deputy who is believed to be a supervisor comes over and explains to the motorist that she was being cited for using her cell phone while driving
‘Sign the citation, ma’am,’ the deputy tells the woman. The woman then repeats her earlier slur, calling the deputy a ‘Mexican racist.’
The woman then complains again about being pulled over.
‘So you’re giving me a cell phone ticket? Is that why you’re harassing me?’ she says.
To which the deputy responds: ‘This isn’t about harassment. I am enforcing the law.’
‘I have a right to record the police when they’re harassing me,’ the woman says.
‘By all means,’ the deputy replies. ‘But you can’t do it while you’re driving.’
The woman then says: ‘I wasn’t texting or none of that.’
‘You scared me and made me think you were going to murder me,’ the woman says.
‘Ok, well, I’m sorry you feel that way,’ he replies.
‘Well that’s not just a feeling. You’re a murderer.’
To which the deputy replies: ‘Ok.’
The woman then displays a photo of her driver’s license on her cell phone.
The deputy then asks her to zoom in on the image.
‘Sure,’ she replies. ‘And I am perfectly legal. And I’m a teacher. So there.’
The deputy then responds: ‘Congratulations.’
Moments later, the woman says: ‘You’re a murderer.’
The deputy then asks the woman to state her last name because he is unable to see it on the screen.
The woman then zooms in further on the photo of the license.
‘Here you go, murderer,’ she says.
The deputy, apparently still unable to see the name, asks the woman to zoom in a bit further.
‘No, because you’re scaring me,’ she says.
‘You’re threatening to kill me and my son.’
The woman in question, who is a professor in several schools in the Los Angeles area, is also known to have made frequent false complaints against deputies. LASD declined to reveal her identity
When the deputy asks the woman if the Mercedes-Benz she’s driving belongs to her, she replies: ‘Yes, it is. Are you trying to say I stole my own car because you’re jealous?’
‘Is that what that’s about?’ the woman asks.
When another deputy comes over and tells the woman that she’s being cited for using her cell phone while driving, the woman calls the first deputy a ‘Mexican racist.’
‘Sign the citation, ma’am,’ the deputy tells the woman.
The woman then repeats her earlier slur, calling the deputy a ‘Mexican racist.’
‘You’re always going to be a Mexican,’ she says. ‘You’re never going to be white. You know that, right?’
She adds: ‘You’ll never be white, which is what you really want to be.’
‘Have a good day,’ the deputy tells the woman.
The video ends with the woman saying: ‘You want to be white so badly.’
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told DailyMail.com: ‘We are aware of the video captured by one of our deputies. The person in the video filed a personnel complaint against the deputy for “discourtesy” and an active inquiry is being conducted.
‘Due to the active complaint, we are unable to provide further comment regarding the supervisory inquiry.
‘What we can say is peace officers are faced with situations like the one captured on this video daily, and they routinely respond with professionalism, compassion, and patience.’
According to Fox News, the video was captured by the deputy’s own personal camera, which he wears for his own protection on the job.
The woman in question, who is a professor in several schools in the Los Angeles area, is also known to have made frequent false complaints against deputies.
LASD declined to reveal her identity.