Black Driver Stopped For ‘Direct Eye Contact’ With Officer
A Dayton, Ohio officer handed John Felton a ticket, and admitted one of the reasons he was stopped was because he made “direct eye contact.”
…Felton asked whether was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook.
“Because you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you,” the officer replied in the video.
Felton posted the video on Facebook. It’s another example of how the national conversation about police-community interaction, especially with minorities, is being scrutinized. Technology makes the interactions easy to record and to share via social media.
Dayton police didn’t reply to CNN’s request for comment on Sunday but tweeted, “We are aware of the video and are reviewing it.”