Dem Lawmaker Claims He Was Pulled Over for ‘Driving While Black’ — Body Cam Footage Blows His Story Wide Open

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Minnesota state Rep. John Thompson claimed that he was pulled over for “driving while black”, according to Western Journal, and additionally took advantage of the incident for a political rally. However, the police officer’s body camera footage is blowing the story wide open.

On July 4th, Thompson was pulled over during a routine traffic stop. Fox News reports the police sergeant reportedly pulled the Democratic lawmaker over after seeing that he had no front license plate and was driving at a high speed. Then the officer discovered Thompson’s Wisconsin driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support.

Thompson was elected in November and took office in January. Western Journal writes, “To make matters even more questionable, the address Thompson gave when receiving the ticket is not in the district he represents, WCCO reported. Under Minnesota law, the state’s lawmakers are required to ‘have maintained residence in the district from which the candidate seeks election for 30 days before the general election.'”

Thompson said, “We’re still getting ‘driving while black’ tickets in this state and, in fact, in St. Paul. So let’s just call it what it is, right…I shouldn’t have to be profiled, so this is ridiculous. Oh, and by the way, it was a sergeant here in St. Paul, by the way. We promote bad behavior.”

The St. Paul chief of police, Todd Axtell, has demanded an apology from Thompson and released the body camera footage to show the true story:

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