LOWER MERION TWP., Pennsylvania – Concerned residents flocked to a meeting in Lower Merrion Township Wednesday night to demand answers after a newly released video showed the controversial traffic stop.
“Something needs to be done before someone gets seriously injured here and families lose their mothers and fathers, sons and daughters,” said Ardmore resident Crystal Blunt.
Community members were saddened and angry after watching a video of the police response to the January 8 traffic stop. The 36-year-old driver gave several tastings and got out of the car after refusing the police’s orders.
“Something’s wrong. Something’s wrong and this is happening repeatedly, but I don’t see any change.
“I feel her rights have been violated and I feel that Lower Merion is better than what I saw in that video,” said Brian Lee Turner, president of the NAACP Mainline Chapter. rice field.
Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael McGrath has attempted to be transparent, explaining what happened and saying everything was legal but not up to the department’s standards.
“Obviously the woman is terrified. Obviously she’s trying everything to save her life,” said Ardmore resident Jeannette Williams. The physical violence of reaching out to and tugging and tugging her and tasting her over and over again.”
Pastor Scott Dorsey of the Mainline Black Interdenominational Ministries Alliance says that this will never happen again. “Our goal tonight is to say let’s fix this. In my opinion, I’ve never felt like I had to lay my hands on a woman or use that kind of power.”