T.J. Holmes, a former reporter with CNN who now works for BET, says he was pulled over by police one block from his Atlanta home for apparently no reason.
Much of his account was chronicled on his Twitter page.
“Driving while black ain’t no joke, Holmes tweeted. He took a snap shot of his rear view mirror showing one of the officers who pulled him over and published the photo on his Instagram account.
He says he was just one mile away from home when police pulled him over. The reason?
Well, that is something that Holmes claims the cops had a hard time explaining. After stumbling over his words, as he describes the officer’s inability to explain why he was pulled over, a reason was given: “wanted to make sure you have insurance on the car.”
“I kid you not,” Holmes said of the cop’s explanation. Holmes has not named the police department with which he filed his complaint and refuses to describe the kind of car he was driving.
Holmes wrote about the experience on his personal blog. Click here to read what he said.