A classic case of police misconduct just took place in North Carolina: An undercover police officer arrested a black man named Xtrav for drinking an Arizona Half and Half ice tea in public!
The shocking footage of the arrest was uploaded to YouTube by an eyewitness called Tony Light, who narrated what actually happened:
‘Xstrav and Tino Brown at the ABC Liquor store located in Fayeteville North Carolina waiting for Money Mal (his friend) to come so that they could purchase some liquor. Suddenly an undercover cop approaches the both of them and demands to see what Xstrav is drinking.
‘X shows him that its an Arizona Half And Half Ice Tea, the undercover demands that he hands it over so that he can read the ingredients. Once Xstrav denies handing over his can the cop tells him to leave the property for trespassing.
‘Out of nowhere an actual drunken stranger walks up starts giving shout outs and smelling like liquor…OBVIOUSLY drunk and he is just ignored and walks away without incident. Then the cop tells X to put his hands behind his back so X gets arrested for trespassing.’
Tony Light went on to add:
‘This is just a classic case of a cop taking advantage of his power and arresting a another black man for not doing things the way HE wanted him to do them.
‘X was asked to show him what is in the can…After showing the cop that it was an Arizona Tea, that should’ve been it but because he didn’t put it in the cops hand, the cop was upset and decided to put any charge on him.’
The cop went ahead to call for a patrol vehicle, which later arrived and took Xtrav away to be booked (second video).
Is this police misconduct? If you think so, you can call up the Fayetteville North Carolina Police Department and file a complaint. The on-duty Watch Commander can be reached at: (910) 433-1830 for the Cambellton Districtand (910) 433-1827 for the Cross Creek District.