When Shalandra Jones and a male driver were pulled over by a Michigan police officer during a routine traffic stop in August, the stop was conducted in a very professional and friendly matter.
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That is, until the cop found out Jones was HIV-positive. Officer David Lacey of the Dearborn Police Department in Michigan is accused of violating Jones’ privacy rights after getting irritated that she didn’t tell him her purse contained HIV medication, Fox 2 News reports.
In dash-cam footage posted on YouTube of the August traffic stop, officer Lacey can clearly be heard telling Jones that he was upset over the omission when he was searching her purse.
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“That’s probably something you needed to tell me when you got of the car,” Lacey says to Jones. “You ever get pulled out for any reason, you’d want to tell us because I want to make sure I put on gloves and all of that stuff.”
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Further inspecting the prescription bottles, he makes more inappropriate remarks. (He even asks if she was pregnant) As he is shown putting on leather gloves, he wonders what would have happened to him had he been stuck by any sharp objects in her purse that he initially searched during the traffic stop.
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