A deputy in Florida has left his job after a recording depicted a traffic stop that involved a woman who is four months pregnant.
Ebony Washington says that she and her three children were headed home last Friday. It was close to midnight when they were stopped.
“I was speeding. I said, ‘I am about to get a ticket,’” she remembered.
Because she wanted to stop in a well-lit location, Washington didn’t immediately pull over.
“It was dark, and I was with my kids. I felt uncomfortable, and I didn’t want to be able to not have anyone else around,” she added.
On the other hand, Sheriff Deputy Jason DeSue, of Bradford County, wasn’t happy about her decision.
“Pull the vehicle over, or I’ll put you into the ground,” he was heard saying over the speaker.
Once Washington came to a parking lot, DeSue exited his patrol vehicle and retrieved his gun.
“If you make a move, that’ll be the last mistake you make. Do not move,” DeSue stated.
Washington placed her hands on the outside of her car and attempted to tell why she hadn’t pulled over right away.
“Just shut up. I don’t care about why,” DeSue replied back.
In the end, Washington was given a citation for speeding.
“Had I have done any movement outside of what he told me to do, that would’ve been the opportunity for him to pull the trigger. Him having power, the badge, the gun, and the authority to do things, I sometimes think officers, like himself, they take advantage,” Washington commented.
After the occurrence, Deputy DeSue resigned from the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office.