Seattle Police Vindictively Take Dash-Cam Video Of Man's Traffic Infraction & Show It To Man's Boss
Chris | InformationLiberation
When a Seattle attorney recently made a public records request for two dash-cam videos which involved clients he was representing, the Seattle police astonishingly filed a lawsuit against him to prevent the dash-cam videos from being released.
Despite taking that stance, SPD officers in this case took dash-cam video of a man being harassed over a minor traffic infraction and showed the video to the man's boss in a vindictive attempt to get him fired.
SEATTLE -- For the past year the KOMO 4 Problem Solvers have uncovered caseafter case of questionable conduct by Seattle Police Officers caught on tape. Now we've found a chilling case that started as a simple traffic stop that could happen to any one of us. Only this time the dash cam video of the incident was shown to a man's boss, jeopardizing his very livelihood.
Most people who know Keiwuan Miller see him as either the assistant high school basketball coach or as a security officer at a local public high school. But on an April day in 2010, drivers could have seen him along the side of a city street, stopped by Seattle police for allegedly not wearing his seat belt.
Miller, who has absolutely no criminal history, says he's been stopped by police time and time again simply because of the color of his skin. And every time he's stopped, "it brings back the first time, the second time, when I was a teenager, when I was 22, It brings all those times back."
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