Miami Cop Under Investigation For Telling Black Driver ‘This Is How You Guys Get Killed’

Miami Cop Under Investigation For Telling Black Driver ‘This Is How You Guys Get Killed’

In the wake of the event, a Miami-Dade police officer who was caught on camera warning a Black driver that “this is how you guys get killed” during a traffic check is being investigated. The Black driver, Gerardson Nicolas, was recording their interaction when the police officer said those words, according to NBC 6.

The video, which has since gone viral, sparked conflicting reactions from viewers. Some believed the officer was threatening in his remarks, while others believed he was referring to how passengers in cars who are not buckled up can die.

Nicolas claimed that the event occurred as he was driving to work. He acknowledged that when he was stopped, he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

“Give me your driver’s license, registration, and insurance. If not you will not be going to work today. Simple thing man. This is how you guys get killed out here man,” the officer is heard telling him.

“What? Say it once more. Say what you just said, the officer is instructed by Nicolas. The officer replies, “Registration and insurance.”

Nicolas can be heard asking the officer, “What do we get killed for,” in another part of the film.

According to Nicolas, he began recording the interaction out of fear, as he informed NBC 6. “I was terrified, I was scared.  didn’t think my life was going to make it,” he admitted.

“I started recording when he asked me for my license and told me to open the door. I searched for my belongings and my license since I couldn’t find my wallet.I was looking for my wallet and that wasn’t my car, that was my mom’s car and I didn’t know where the registration was, I was looking, looking. He got mad.”

Miami-Dade Police responded to the video by announcing that Interim Director George A. Perez has opened an internal affairs investigation into the event. According to the department, evidence including body camera footage will be examined. According to the department, the police officer has also been assigned desk duty while the inquiry is ongoing.

Rest assured that the department “will resolve all problems of public concern equitably, honestly, and in compliance with existing laws” and that it is dedicated to transparency and community confidence.


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