Video shows no racial bias in black couple’s traffic stop

Two months after an African American couple alleged they were racially profiled by a white rookie state trooper who trailed their car for two miles and confronted them in the driveway of their Chadds Ford home, the Pennsylvania State Police said Friday that no racial bias took place but acknowledged that troopers had violated two departmental regulations.

State Police officials released a 25-minute dashcam video depicting the July 8 incident in which Rodney Gillespie, 52, an executive with the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company, was handcuffed and verbally rebuffed for saying he did not pull his car over on his unlighted street because he feared being shot.

The video starts shortly before the left tires of Gillespie’s rented Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo touched the yellow lines of a residential road that intersects with the road where his family lives, but does not begin when Johnson and his partner began following the Jeep on Baltimore Pike. The trooper activated his flashing lights after the tires touched the yellow lines.



By: ThisIsButter (36236.30)

Tags: African american couple, racially profiled, trailed cars

Location: Chadds Ford, PA, USA