US army officer sues police who pointed guns and pepper-sprayed him during traffic stop

Lt Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, files suit after encounter in which officers referenced execution

A second lieutenant in the US army is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop last December in which the officers drew their guns, pointed them at him and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution before pepper-spraying him and knocking him to the ground.

Body camera footage shows Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, dressed in uniform and with his hands held in the air outside the driver’s window as he tells the armed officers he is “honestly afraid to get out” of his SUV.

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Source: The Guardian
US army officer sues police who pointed guns and pepper-sprayed him during traffic stop