A woman flashed a 'white privilege' card after being pulled over. Now, officers are in trouble for letting her go.
Two Anchorage police officers violated department policy during a traffic stop last month when a woman showed them a “white privilege card” instead of a driver’s license and was not ticketed, an Alaska newspaper reported.
Two Anchorage police officers violated department policy during a traffic stop last month when a woman in town for a rally by former President Donald Trump showed them a “white privilege card” instead of a driver’s license and was not ticketed, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
However, it’s not clear what policy was violated or what, if any, disciplinary actions the officers faced, because the department is treating it as a confidential personnel matter, according to Anchorage Police Department Director of Community Relations Sunny Guerin.
Officers Nicholas Bowe and Charles Worland with the Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on July 7 “for a car weaving in the lane,” Guerin said. She didn’t identify the driver, who she said showed a "white privilege" card during the stop.
Bowe and Worland did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Friday.
Days after the traffic stop, Mimi Israelah said in a Facebook post that she was pulled over for weaving at 3:43 a.m. while driving to a pizzeria in Anchorage after arriving on an early-morning flight from California for Trump’s rally.