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Cops Pulled Over a Black Driver for Having 'Really Dark' Windows. It Was the Florida State Attorney.

Florida’s first African-American state attorney, Aramis Ayala, was leaving Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida on June 19, when police officers stopped her.

Florida’s first African-American state attorney, Aramis Ayala, was leaving Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida on June 19, when police officers stopped her.

Body camera footage from the stop showed the two officers attempting to explain why they pulled her over. One officer asked her what government agency she worked for after looking over her license.

"I'm the state attorney," Ayala said.

"Thank you, your tag didn't come back, never seen that before, but we're good now," the officer replied. "We ran the tag, I've never seen it before with a Florida tag, it didn't come back to anything, so that's the reason for the stop."

"What was the tag run for?" Ayala asked.

Caroline Cournoyer is GOVERNING's senior web editor.
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