The New Paper

April 12, 2021

US Army Officer sues two police officers

US Army Officer Caron Nazario sued two Virginia police officers, alleging that they violated his first and fourth amendment rights during a traffic stop in December. One of the two officers was fired, and an investigation is underway.

More context: The officers said they treated the traffic stop as “high risk” because they could not identify a rear license plate, the vehicle had tinted windows, and the driver waited to reach a gas station before pulling over. They subsequently pepper-sprayed Nazario and removed him from the vehicle.

Extra: The lawsuit (source) notes that Nazario is Black and Latino and alleges that the actions may have been racially biased.
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