The Latest Virginia Police Brutality Lawsuit Continues To Prove That Cop Cams Are Crucial

  • An Army second lieutenant was driving his brand new car with his dog in the back seat when he was pulled over in Virginia.
  • Moments later, the Black and Latino driver would be pepper-sprayed, threatened and thrown to the ground in a caught-on-video traffic stop.
  • Caron Nazario has now filed a lawsuit accusing two Virginia police officers of violating his constitutional rights by holding him at gunpoint, suggesting he was facing execution, assaulting him and illegally detaining him.

New York Daily News writes:

“An Army second lieutenant was driving his brand new car with his dog in the back seat when the night took a violent turn.

Moments later, the Black and Latino driver would be pepper-sprayed, threatened and thrown to the ground in a caught-on-video traffic stop that has sparked outrage across the country.

The military officer has now filed a lawsuit accusing two Virginia police officers of violating his constitutional rights by holding him at gunpoint, suggesting he was facing execution, assaulting him and illegally detaining him in a December 2020 encounter in the town of Windsor.

Newly released body-cam footage shows Caron Nazario, who was wearing his Army uniform that night, holding both of his hands in the air outside the driver’s-side window and telling the officers he was “honestly afraid to get out.”

“Yeah, you should be!” officer Joe Gutierrez told him as the two cops pointed their weapons at Nazario.

Moments earlier, that same officer was heard telling the driver that he was “fixin’ to ride the lightning,” an expression referring to an execution by electric chair, according to the lawsuit and a police video obtained by The Virginian-Pilot.

The two officers deny the allegations, claiming they stopped Nazario over his “extremely” dark tinted windows…”

See full story here.



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