Woman set straight after falsely accusing police officer of being racist
Dawn Hilton-Williams accused a cop of being racist, but her lie was later exposed.
On Facebook, the woman described how a cop stopped her as she was driving along Route 58 in Brunswick County on April 27, 2018.
"I was just bullied by a racist cop, who threatened to pull me out of the car," she said in the clip shared by The Bodycam Channel on YouTube.
Hilton-Williams was on her way home to Greensville, South Carolina when a cop signaled for her to pull over. She just came from a tennis tournament where her daughter played.
She was emotional as she described her experience live on Facebook. She said she feared for her life.
"I mean pulling you our of a car doesn't seem like a big deal, but when you are African-American and you get pulled out of the car you get shot or you get Tased, or you get Sandra Blanded," she tearfully said.
Hilton-Williams recalled the cop asking her to sign on a ticket, but she refused. The cop then threatened to arrest her and impound her car.
The video went viral and caught the attention of Brunswick County Sheriff Brian Roberts. He also received several calls from people who saw the video.
As is the protocol, Roberts reviewed the body cam footage of the traffic stop. The footage showed that the cop was simply enforcing a traffic rule.
"I don't know what she has been through and I don't know her life history, what I worry about is this kind of thing will inflame situations where you see cops in other states have been executed while they were just eating lunch," WTVR quoted him as saying.
Based on the bodycam footage, the cop stopped Hilton-Williams because she was traveling faster than the speed limit.
Hilton-Williams argued that she saw no traffic sign but the cop said that there were signs in several places that say the speed limit is 55 miles per hour.
She refused to sign the ticket at first but was later convinced to sign it. The cop thanked her and wished her a safe day.