A TikToker has seemingly exposed a cop for prejudice in a recent video of a traffic stop.
In the video, Charlotte Carter called out a Chesterfield, Virginia officer for ticketing mostly Black people while on duty, a trend reported across all of the state’s police departments, according to the Daily Mail.
Carter, 36, recorded herself during a traffic stop informing an officer she is awareof how often he pulls over Black people. She claimed that out of all the drivers he had stopped in the past few months, majority of them were Black.
“Only 20% of the population of Chesterfield [County] is Black. I don’t know how you managed to ticket 80% minorities,” she said, addressing the officer as Mr. Scott.
Carter claimed from the data she compiled that 250 county residents had gone to court to fight tickets within six months.
“Only 20% of the population of Chesterfield [County] is Black. I don’t know how you managed to ticket 80% minorities.”
– Charlotte Carter
In an interview with the The Daily Beast, Carter claimed police in Virginia first turned their attention to her in the spring of 2022 after she started questioning an alleged child abuse case that involved her son’s biracial friend.
While police eventually arrested someone in the matter, Carter said she felt they did not take it seriously until she posted a TikTok about the alleged abuse in March. The video has received nearly 5 million views.
After that, Carter said the Chesterfield police suddenly began popping up everywhere in her life.
“I ended up trying to file for emergency custody, but the police began falsely arresting me,” she said.
In April, police arrested her for trespassing on her own property.