Skip to comments.Black Alabama man, 24, tasered by female cop who told him 'your b**** a** ain't so tough now' breaks silence on 'traumatizing' arrest ordeal where he was also wrongly held on fentanyl charge
Posted on 12/08/2023 8:38:45 PM PST by Angelino97
A black Alabama man who had been tasered by a white cop and arrested for trafficking fentanyl is now sharing his harrowing story.
Officer Dana Elmore was seen on camera swearing and tasing Micah Washington, 24, with a stun gun while he was in handcuffs.
He was charged with trafficking fentanyl, but the charge and its accompanying $500,000 bond were dropped after 'further testing' showed the substance in his possession was not the opioid drug.
In an interview with ABC, Washington revealed what had happened during the incident and explained that he had never had a run-in or issue with police before.
'I try to act okay, but I am really traumatized. I don't know how to feel about police now.'
He told the channel that he and his brother were changing a flat tire on the side of the road near his aunt's home when Elmore approached and asked to see his ID.
By then, Washington began to ask what was wrong and why he had to show his ID while complying with her order.
'I was respectful saying yes ma'am, no ma'am,' he said.
'She asked me to go stand in the back of the car but I was like I'm not being detained and I don't have to do anything.
'She grabbed me and I was standing between the back door and driver door, trying to turn my camera on and record her but she tased me for the first time and put her foot in my back after I fell.'
As soon as Washington fell, his brother, Shikeem Washington, began to record the video and on his request, his friend went to get the victim's aunt.
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I try to act okay, but I am really traumatized.
The more traumatized, the greater the payday. Sounds like he's been talking to a lawyer.
Yeah, he had the fentanyl for pain relief in case he got tased by a racist white cop.
Definitely in the “crazy, not hot” corner of the matrix.
Not showing your ID is not complying. The officer has a right to know who he or she is dealing with.
Not knowing both sides makes any other observation speculative.
Maybe leave a little room for error.
Always remember, you could be wrong.
So behave in a professional manner.
It will not count against you if you are right, and it will mean everything if you are wrong.
Her forehead goes from eyebrows to Iowa.
He didn’t have any fentanyl, that’s why the charge was dropped
There’s 2 types of cops - the good ones, who are fair and really want to make things better ...
and then there’s the ones who are just crazy on the power they’re given, and like to control/abuse people ... this lady cop sounds like she’s in this second group
I saw this story days ago, as it was reported from multiple sources.
All of them had different bail amounts, charges etc.
They mostly even disagreed on if he was a felon which is why I did not post.
If he was not, legally carried protection had and no drugs than he deserves a large settlement.
The only time a officer may demand you identify is if they are going to arrest you, and they need reason beyond you did not want to identify, or if you are behind the wheel of a vehicle.
You need not identify under any other circumstances.
Thanks for weighing in, from Whiteytown, lol.
Tasering someone who did nothing wrong? Seriously??
She’s crazy (or hates blacks)
Actually, no, you don’t have to show your ID. only if you’re being charged with something. It’s amazing how many cops don’t know that.
From the first picture I wondered if that was Charlie Chaplin pretending to be a female cop.
At 134 he’d be looking pretty good though.
It’s amazing how many FReepers know that!
Read the article in post #13
She arrested a 69-year-old who was using a golf club as a cane, because she considered the golf club “a weapon”
She’s crazy, and shouldn’t be a cop anymore
OOOPS. It’s amazing how many FReepers DO NOT know that.
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