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VIDEO: NAACP President Claims He Was Profiled On Stop, Then Chief Releases Video

The police chief has openly called NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie a liar after his false accusations.

Timmonsville, SC - The South Carolina NAACP president posted about how he was racially profiled on a traffic stop, and now the police chief has responded by releasing bodycam video and calling him a liar (video below.)

NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie posted to Facebook on April 13 about how he was just racially profiled on a traffic stop.

The allegations in his account are disturbing, and would indicate profiling by the officer - except none of it was true.

Below is a transcript of the interaction as posted by Rev. Moultrie:

Me: hello sir how can I help you

Officer: I am stopping you cause you fail to put on a turn signal and do you have any drugs in the car

Me: sir how would you know If I used my tum signal when you was approaching me as I turn and is there any drugs in your car?

Officer: License and registration

Me:sir can I take off my seat belt and get it

Officer: sure

Me: (as i open glove box i said )sir this is a new car i just purchased and all ! have is bill of sale, insurance card and registration from car I am transferring tags

Officer: ok where you work and who car is this and why you in this neighborhood

Me: sir I am a pastor and I live in the house on the left

Officer:And I guess I am the bill gates

Me: sir what's the problem

Officer: I ask who car for the last time and why you in this neighborhood

Me: I told you for last time who car and where I live.( as my neighborhood starts to come out there house) By the way sir can I speak to your supervisor

Officer: walks away with my information When he returned he said did you know your tags comes back to another vehicle

Me: sir I just explain this to you

Officer: you need to park this vehicle and never drive it till you get this straight with DMV

Me: sir I have purchased multiple vehicles and never heard this now officer and I start fussing cause I said well i will be driving my car sir and anyt time I want

Officer: I am waming you to not drive this car till tags get straight and just know I am doing you a favor tonight not taking you to jail or writing you a ticket

Me: sir you might be doing your Self a favor but you certainly not doing me a favor.

The reverend finished off his post by saying that his wife and baby were in the back seat, but still he was profiled and accused of having drugs.

"Guess I can't be a pastor and can't drive a Mercedes Benz and live in a nice neighborhood," Rev. Moultrie said. "...someone needs to answer for this behavior and this officer will."

After seeing the post, local community activist Timothy Waters went down to the police department to look at the bodycam and dash camera footage, according to WPDE.

He was shocked to see that everything the reverend said was a lie.

"Once I got a copy of that body cam, it's as if he made the whole story up. And I felt like he set us back 100 years, because think about all of the racial profiling cases (that) are true," Waters told WPDE.

WPDE reports that Timmonsville Police Chief Billy Brown said that Rev. Moultrie even went so far as to contact him the next morning to claim that he had been racially profiled and mistreated.

"He made a comment that the officer accused him of having drugs in the car. He said that his wife and grandchild was in the car. He asked them not to move because the officer looked as if he might shoot them or something. He also made mention that the officer continued to ask him about his neighborhood. Why was he in that neighborhood? And threaten(ed) to put him in jail in reference to something dealing with the registration to the vehicle," Chief Brown told WPDE. Except all of those accusations were lies.

"When I saw the video, I was shocked that someone who is supposed to be a community leader, a pastor, and head of the NAACP would just come out and tell a blatant lie. It bothered me. It really bothered me, thinking about the racial unrest it could've cost in the community and it's just troubling to me that someone who held a position like that would come out and just tell a lie," Brown told WPDE.

Rev. Moultrie refused to comment to the news station, and instead referred them to Timmonsville NAACP officers Kenneth McAllister and Henry James Dixon.

Both men told the station that they didn't need to see the video because they support Rev. Moultrie, and know that he's a man of integrity who wouldn't lie.

You can see the video of the traffic stop below:

Jesse J. Al Sharpton character

@Cassyladee, stop trolling. Even your good "reverend" didn't deny failing to use his signal. The officer saw it. That's all that matters. Perfect traffic stop.

Guess you can't be a pastor if your a lying mofo! Wolf....wolf...wolf! Same old story!

Shame on him. He needs to apologize, in public, and ask for God's forgiveness for being so wicked. When he tells lies like that other evil people take it as a signal to attack and kill police officers. Most police are good and try to do the right thing.

shame

Dave_H... so you say the pastor isn't lying? Did you read what he claims happened? It was a lie from the first word to the last!!!!

Oh yeah. Definitely profiled... Give me a break. That was the most subdued and polite traffic stop ever. How can anyone possibly think that its ok to switch tags without having the registration changed at the DMV. If that officer had run the tag before the stop, chances are high that we would have witnessed a (completely justified) felony stop... guns drawn and people on the ground.

One thing that is obvious to me that other officers here might comment on, but it appears the officer was working a drug or DWI detail. The stop was for a relatively minor traffic violation, which is often the probable cause to check out a driver further. The only reason the stop lasted as long as it did was because the plates came back to a different vehicle and then the asshole naacp turd wanted to try to explain the discrepancy. The officer didn't really care and tried to get the driver on his way by giving him a verbal warning. The officer was looking for something much more important. Like I said, probably a drug or DWI enforcement detail. Which would also explain the SC State Trooper on the scene. A multi-jurisdictional effort.

What a scum bag! We need to start raising a ton of money to put body cams on every officer out there because there're waaaaay to many douchebags like this NAACP oxygen thief!

Typical 2 and president of the local NAACP! Burn in Hell scumbag! Calling this guy Rev. is like calling a turd a tootsie roll.

Africans again.!!

This racist liar should not be preaching at a church, and if he continues as president of the naacp it proves that they are a racist group and should be labeled as such.

The police should be able to sue and charge these type of people for defamation of character and for lying in order to create a public disturbance.

There's a great big "cookie cutter" in the sky that stamps out this type of blacks. This one is a "reverend" too which is exactly opposite of what ministers are supposed to be called. As someone said here, he must have acquired his title from the same place that the "reverend" Sharpton got his. The cop shouldn't have asked him about drugs though, that gave the "reverend" "ammo" to support his indignation.

WHY?! Why do people feel the need to do this? Are they so starved for attention that they will lie to get it?

I once received new license plates the same time my wife did. Stupidly I mixed plates put on the wrong cars. I got pulled over plates came back wrong vehicle. I got a $500 ticket. Means nothing to but for you race baiters I'm white as driven snow.

Cassyladee, No, they really don't. Everything else that he said was a lie so who really believes anything that he says anymore. Once a liar always a liar.

I'd like to see what people like @Cassyladee would do if her employer required her to wear a bodycam? The likes of her and ShelbyAhole would be outraged and would be screaming about their rights to privacy. She would not be able to handle the scrutiny of her employer reviewing every second of her interactions with their customers. A hypocrite at every level.

when someone answers the call to become a minister/preacher/priest, one of the things that they are taught by GOD,as they read the bible/is do not lie. This rev. must have been taught by a different GOD and must have not read the Bible. I am ashamed of him and his behaviour. The Officer, acted with great respect, although i have to admit, it was a little difficult to hear every word he was saying. He was talking so fast. Well done, Officer.

OK, so you’re a black man in SC driving a Mercedes in an upscale neighborhood and suddenly you see flashing lights and begin pulling over. The adrenaline is pumping as the officer approaches the vehicle which you have just purchased and swapped plates from your former vehicle while you wait for the paperwork to catch up with the DMV transfer. Your mind is in overdrive as you attempt to figure out why the officer might be stopping you. “Does he (the officer) think, because I am black, that I don’t belong in this car in this part of town? Does he think, because I am black, that I must have drugs on me? Is this gonna turn out well ...... my wife and grandchild are in the back ......dear God please let this turn out OK.” So when you retell the story all you can clearly remember is what you were thinking and feeling and not necessarily what was really happening. It wouldn’t be the first time actual events hardly resembled the narrative. I might have respected the Reverend more if he owned-up to his mistake and used it as the basis of a sermon some Sunday about the inaccuracy of the human mind when trying to recall stressful events and how once spoken, its almost impossible to correct misconceptions and fabrications. Anyone, black brown white red green purple orange, can make a mistake; its what you do next that counts. Come on Rev, come clean and set the record straight. The officer was respectful, courteous, bodycamed and well within his right to pull you over for failure to use a turn signal properly. He did not issue a ticket or even a written warning merely a verbal warning not to drive the automobile until the registration and plate number matches. Before you vilify ...... verify .....should have been the watchwords for the NAACP officials. Rather than becoming a divisive incident this could have been turned into a teaching moment and God knows, we can use a lot more teaching moments these days. As a clergyman it’s disappointing that he took the low road on this one.

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