Traffic Stop Violation Turns Into Four Count Felony Arrest
By Micah Rate
Screenshot via Flagler County Sheriff’s Office
A routine traffic stop for a stop sign violation escalated quickly in Bunnell, Fla. on Friday after a convicted felon pulled an illegal firearm on a Flagler County Deputy. It was all caught on camera.
In a statement on Facebook, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) explains that a Deputy Smith stopped Alphonso Brooks, who “seemed unusually nervous.”
Shortly after the stop, two more officers arrived on the scene; Bunnell Officer Hirshi and FSCO K-9 Deputy Duenas pulled up with his K-9 partner, Valor, to assist.
Deputy Duenas had Valor “perform an exterior narcotic search on the vehicle.” Valor alerted on the car, which “indicated the possible presence of narcotics in the vehicle.”
Deputy Smith explained to Brooks that because the canine alerted on the car, it gave the officers probable cause to search it. After lighting a cigarette, body camera footage shows Brooks opening his car door and then hesitating.
Seeing all the officers on scene, Brooks says, “You got too many g** d***** cops over here… I’m scared man.”
“Sir, go ahead and step out of the car. Step out of the car,” Deputy Smith replies.
The body camera video shows Deputy Smith give Brooks plenty of room …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms