Saturday, April 10, 2021

Army officer sues Virginia police over violent traffic stop


Police in the small town of Windsor, Virginia, found themselves in the national spotlight after being hit with a lawsuit from an Army officer, who is Black and Latino, after a traffic stop last December.

In body camera and cell phone video, Army Second Lieutenant Caron Nazario, still in his uniform, can be seen with his hands visible out of the window of his new car. 

"I've not committed any crime," Nazario said. 

When two Windsor police officers, guns drawn, ordered him to get out, he said, "I'm honestly afraid to get out."