Orlando Officers Pull Over State Attorney Aramis Ayala Without Explanation

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Ayala was subjected to racist death threats this year when she announced that she would not seek the death penalty in any case.

"I was pulled over by Orlando Police department on June 19th in Parramore after leaving FAMU Law School, where I taught in the evening", said Ayala, who continued: "After public records request, the video was released by the Orlando Police Department".

A Florida state attorney who was pulled over in a traffic stop said she intends to use the incident as a teachable moment for police.

"In regards to the video, which was released by the Orlando Police Department last month, the officers stated the tag did not come back as registered to any vehicle", the statement said.

Ayala then asked the officer why he made a decision to run her tags in the first place - and that's when he brought up the tint of her auto windows.

When Ayala asked why her tags were run, the officer told her they always run license plates at traffic lights to see if a auto is stolen.

From there, the officer quickly tries to explain his rational for the stop: the car's tags didn't come back when he ran them through the system, and she had too much tint on her auto windows.

The footage ends with the officers writing down their names after Ayala asked if they had business cards.

"What was the tag run for?".

Police in Orlando, Florida, are being accused of racially profiling a driver during a traffic stop.

Orlando Police did not respond to an email seeking comment.

Now, Ayala is back in the spotlight after footage surfaced of Orlando Police pulling her over in a June 19 traffic stop.

Aramis Ayala, Florida's first and only black elected state attorney, is no stranger to controversy. The criminal justice reform advocate and Orlando-area prosecutor told them she was the state attorney. While she agreed with police that the stop was lawful, she left no question that she intends to follow it up.

As the officer approaches the vehicle, he takes a driver license from Ayala, who remains face-forward.

Ayala said in her statement that the video has been viewed more than 2 million times and has produced some misinformation.

"My goal is to have a constructive and mutually respectful relationship between law enforcement and the community, Ms Ayala added". She also said that she wants to have an "open dialogue" with the Orlando Police Department chief about how the incident impacts her goal. Gov. Rick Scott has since removed her from almost two dozen death-penalty cases, including the high-profile case of Loyd.

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