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Maxine Waters jumps out of vehicle to monitor officers who pulled over Black motorist

The Hill logo The Hill 7/20/2020 John Bowden
Maxine Waters standing in front of a window: Maxine Waters jumps out of vehicle to monitor officers who pulled over Black motorist © Greg Nash Maxine Waters jumps out of vehicle to monitor officers who pulled over Black motorist

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was captured Sunday on video monitoring several Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who had stopped a Black motorist, telling onlookers that she was watching to ensure police misconduct did not occur.

In the short video clip shared on Twitter, Waters is seen standing near her black SUV and telling a group of off-camera bystanders that officers had threatened her with a ticket.

"They say I'm in the wrong place," Waters is heard saying. "They're going to give me a ticket, but that's okay, as long as I watch them."

"You gotta do what you gotta do," another woman is heard saying, off-camera.

"I will," the congresswoman responds.

Waters's office did not immediately return a request for comment on the video.

Her remarks and actions seen on video come in response to nationwide protests over police brutality and racism, as well as widely-shared video of an incident in Atlanta in which a young Black couple were forcibly pulled out of their vehicle by a crowd of police officers. Six officers were charged over the incident.

Cities across the country including Los Angeles have been the site of protests for weeks following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minneapolis police custody. One white officer has been charged with his second-degree murder.

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